Nev. Admin. Code § 641.Sec. 8 - NEW

Current through March 28, 2022

1. A supervisor shall employ methods of proper and diligent oversight of a psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee who is under his or her supervision to meet his or her ethical and legal responsibilities set forth in subsection 2 of NAC 641.161. Such methods must include the implementation of policies and procedures that ensure the accessibility of the supervisor to the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee commensurate with the professional developmental level of the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee as required by the agreement submitted to the Board pursuant to NAC 641.1517 or 641.153, as applicable. Such methods may include:
(a) The physical presence of the supervisor;
(b) Availability of the supervisor by telephone; and
(c) Availability of another licensed medical or behavioral health provider at the site at which the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee is providing services.
2. To ensure compliance with subsection 1, a supervisor may employ various modes and methods of supervision of a psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee under his or her supervision, including, without limitation:
(a) Individual supervision;
(b) Group supervision;
(c) Tracking the progress of clients and patients treated or assessed by the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee;
(d) Conducting therapy or an assessment with the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee;
(e) Discussing the cases of clients and patients with the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee; or
(f) Directly observing or reviewing audio or video recordings of the delivery of services by the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee.
3. A supervisor shall:
(a) Maintain primary responsibility for the care plan of each client and patient treated or assessed by a psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee under his or her supervision; and
(b) Review and sign all clinical documentation, including, without limitation, reports, treatment plans and progress notes, for all services provided by a psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee under his or her supervision, including, without limitation, those services for which he or she is seeking reimbursement under the State Plan for Medicaid that were rendered under the authorized scope of practice of the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee pursuant to NRS 422.27239, as applicable.
4. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a supervisor shall be available to a psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee whom he or she supervises while the psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee is providing services to a client or patient. A supervisor shall arrange for the availability of another appropriate licensed medical or behavioral health provider to be on site in the case of the absence of the supervisor.
5. A supervisor shall provide to the Board:
(a) Evidence of the manner in which he or she meets his or her supervisory duties as outlined in subsections 1 and 2.
(b) Upon the registration of a psychological assistant, psychological intern or psychological trainee, a training plan that includes, without limitation, the policies the supervisor will put in place to ensure the availability of the supervisor and the modes, methods, procedures or policies the supervisor intends to employ to ensure compliance with this section and NAC 641.161.

Notes

Nev. Admin. Code § 641.Sec. 8
Added to NAC by Bd. of Psychological Exam'rs by R074-18A, eff. 1/30/2019
NRS 641.100 and 641.170

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