A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.
B. Terms Defined.
(1) “Board” means the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
(2) “Client” means the individual, couple, family, group, business, agency, school, organization, or association that the psychologist or psychology associate provides, or has provided, with professional services.
(3) “Psychologist” means an individual who is licensed by the Board to practice psychology.
(4) “Psychology associate” means an individual who is registered by the Board to practice psychology under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.
(a) “Telepsychology” means the use of interactive audio, video, or other telecommunications or electronic media by a psychologist or psychology associate who engages in the practice of psychology at a location other than the location of the client.
(b) “Telepsychology” does not include:
(i) An audio-only telephone conversation between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client;
(ii) An electronic mail message between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client;
(iii) A facsimile transmission between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client; or
(iv) A text message or other type of message sent between a psychologist or psychology associate and a client by a short message service or multimedia messaging service.