Return to in-person Work Guidelines

On June 4, 2020, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang approved the Board’s Guidelines required to be submitted in order for private practices to return to non-urgent / emergent work on June 5, 2020. Here is a copy of the Guidelines The NSBEP has subsequently developed a FAQ document on the Guidelines, which can be accessed...

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Telepsychology from other Jurisdictions into NS

For Psychologists in NB, PE and NL: The NSBEP has temporarily suspended some conditions for the provision of telehealth services into Nova Scotia by psychologists registered in the Atlantic provinces covered by the MOU. For the provision of services via telepsychology to a client located in Nova Scotia, please continue to send an email to notify NSBEP E-mailIn this email, provide your Registration Number, Jurisdiction of Registration, and Contact Information, as soon as possible. No application fee is required. After sending your information, you may begin services with clients as soon as is necessary, there is no need to wait to receive confirmation from NSBEP before providing service. This applies to existing and new clients. For the provision of in-person services, please continue to use our existing Courtesy Register. For Psychologists from other Jurisdictions: The NSBEP has also temporarily suspended some conditions for the provision of its courtesy register for the provision of telehealth services into Nova Scotia for existing clients by psychologists registered in other jurisdictions not covered by the Canadian Atlantic Provinces MOU. For the provision of services via telepsychology to an existing client located in Nova Scotia, send an email to notify NSBEP E-mailIn this email, provide your Registration Number, Jurisdiction of Registration, and Contact Information, as soon as possible. No application fee is required. After sending your information, you may begin services with clients as soon as is necessary; there is no need to wait to receive confirmation from NSBEP before providing service. Please note that the above applies only to provision of telepsychology services to existing clients. For the provision of telepsychology services with new clients or to apply to provide in-person services in Nova Scotia, please continue to use our existing courtesy register. Click here for the link for the Courtesy...

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NSBEP Office

Effective March 16th, NSBEP will remain open but deliver services through phone, email, fax, the applicant/registrant portals and website. However, our physical office is closed to the public until further notice. Whenever possible, please use phone, email and faxes to communicate with NSBEP as access to postal mail can be irregular and may become interrupted. On March 15, the provincial government directed organizations and businesses in Nova Scotia to practice social distancing and to support staff to work from home where possible. We take this direction very seriously and are committed to doing our part to keep Nova Scotians...

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Attestation of Review of Jurisprudence

Effective January 1, 2020, all applicants for registration, including Courtesy Registration, are required to complete an Attestation confirming they have reviewed applicable jurisprudence in Nova Scotia. For more information concerning the Attestation, click here.

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Continuing Competence Program Update November 30, 2018

The Continuing Competence Form that is completed by registrants has been revised to make the process clearer to registrants and consequently make the audit process of the Board even more efficient. The new Form is effective January 1, 2019. Psychologists who have completed the previous form may transfer their information onto the new form, though use of the previous form is acceptable for the 2018 year. Some additions were also made to the Credit Activities and Values.  Revisions were made to credit values for activities such as serving on a board/association, supervision, self-directed learning and publications. For more information, the revised form and revised listing of credit activities and values can be found on the NSBEP website. They can be directly accessed by clicking...

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Memorandum of Understanding – Telepsychology: Now Includes All Atlantic Provinces

On March 27, 2014, the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board regarding the practice of telepsychology. Since that time, the MOU has allowed registrants of NSBEP to provide psychological services, via telepsychology (only), to the residents of Prince Edward Island (and vice versa for psychologists registered in PEI). The Nova Scotia Board and the PEI Board also initiated discussions with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick and the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board so that this agreement could be expanded to include all of the Atlantic Provinces. On October 28, 2014, the MOU was signed with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB), the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP), and the Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board (PEIRB) regarding the practice of telepsychology. The MOU was subsequently expanded to include Newfoundland and Labrador. On May 29, 2015, the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick (CPNB), the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP), the Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board (NLPD), and the Prince Edward Island Psychologists Registration Board (PEIRB) signed an MOU regarding the practice of telepsychology.  The full text of the MOU is available by clicking here. Normally, psychologists providing services to the residents of another Canadian jurisdiction would be required to be registered in that jurisdiction. The MOU with the Atlantic Provinces provides an alternate pathway: psychologists registered with NSBEP (including those on the register of candidates) would need to notify the PEI Registration Board or, NLPB, or CPNB of their intention to provide telepychology services in the applicable jurisdiction.  Such notification should include the psychologist’s name, contact information and NSBEP registration number at the beginning of each year or prior to beginning such practice.  Psychologists registered in any other Atlantic Province would need to provide the same notification to the NSBEP should they wish to provide services via telepsychology to a client in Nova Scotia. Psychologists planning to engage in the practice of telepsychology should be familiar with the Model Standards for Telepsychology Service that were developed by the Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations (ACPRO), adopted by NSBEP, and issued to registrants as an Advisory for Psychological...

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