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-mail
In 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-mail
In 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 Register

Model Standards for Telepsychology Service from ACPRO

 

Model Guidelines for Telepsychology from APA & ASPPB

 

Memorandum of Understanding between the Atlantic Provinces regarding Telepsychology

 

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.

On November 10, 2020, the MOU with the Atlantic Provinces was renewed for three years.

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 would need to notify the receiving jurisdiction where the client will be located during receipt of service (NSBEP, PEI Registration Board or, NLPB, or CPNB) of their intention to provide telepychology services in the applicable jurisdiction, prior to commencing telepsychology practice.  The registrant shall (1) notify the receiving jurisdiction, providing the registrant’s name, contact information, and registration number, and (2) attesting to familiarity with the Telepsychology Memorandum of Understanding between the psychology regulatory bodies for the four Atlantic provinces, with the Model Telepsychology Standards of the Association of Canadian Psychology Regulations, and with the local jurisprudence and standards for practice in the jurisdiction(s) into which the registrant intends to deliver telepsychology practice; re-notifications would take place at the start of each calendar year as appropriate.  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.

Those utilizing the Atlantic MOU, please complete and send back the following form to the NSBEP, to the following NSBEP email address: E-mail