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Agency 102

Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Article 4.—Master's Level Psychologists

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102-4-13. Use of computerized psychological tests. (a) To utilize computers in any aspect of psychological testing, each master's level psychologist shall consider each of the following issues in testing each client:
(1) whether or not a particular test is appropriate for a particular client;
(2) whether or not the computerized version of a test is appropriate for use by a particular client;
(3) whether or not the evaluation, validity, and reliability of the decision rules underlying interpretive statements and their supporting research are effective and adequate;
(4) whether or not the integration of findings is correct; and
(5) whether or not the conclusions and recommendations are appropriate.
(b) To utilize computers in any aspect of psychological testing, the master's level psychologist shall also meet all of the following requirements:
(1) Conform to the "standards for educational and psychological testing," as copyrighted by the American psychological association in 1985 and reprinted in July 1996, that are hereby adopted by reference;
(2) not use the results of a computerized test in decision making about clients or make such results part of official client records, unless the results are signed by the master's level psychologist utilizing the test;
(3) be involved in a direct, supervisory, or consultative relationship to the client or to those persons using test findings for decision making regarding the client;
(4) assume the same degree of responsibility for the validity and reliability of interpretive statements and soundness of inferences, judgments, and recommendations based on computer-generated test results as would be assured if the master's level psychologist had personally examined the client; and
(5) make an explicit statement concerning the report as to whether or not the master's level psychologist has seen or examined the client in person. (Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1996 Supp. 74-7507; effective Dec. 19, 1997.)
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