N.J.S.A. 2C:21-20.2 – Unauthorized Practice of Psychology; Third Degree Crime.

2C:21-20.2 – Unauthorized Practice of Psychology; Third Degree Crime.

1. A person is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he is required to be licensed to practice psychology pursuant to the “Practicing Psychology Licensing Act,” P.L.1966, c.282 (C.45:14B-1 et seq.), and he knowingly does not possess a license to practice psychology, or knowingly has had such license suspended, revoked or otherwise limited by an order entered by the State Board of Psychological Examiners, and he:

a. engages in the practice of psychology;

b. exceeds the scope of practice permitted by the board order;

c. holds himself out to the public or any person as being eligible to engage in that practice;

d. engages in any activity for which such license is a necessary prerequisite; or

e. practices psychology under a false or assumed name or falsely impersonates another person licensed by the board.

This section shall not apply to any person who is authorized to practice psychology without a license pursuant to the “Practicing Psychology Licensing Act,” P.L.1966, c.282 (C.45:14B-1 et seq.) or any other applicable law.

L.2013, c.168, s.1.

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