PSYPACT or the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact was signed into Ohio law by Governor DeWine on April 27,2021. The law for interstate psychology practice goes into effect July 26, 2021. Dr. Ronald Ross, the Executive Director of the Ohio Board of Psychology indicated in an April 27, 2021 mailing to Ohio psychology licensees that Ohio psychologists will be able to apply to the PSYPACT Commission for the credentials to provide telepsychology and/or in-person temporary services in other compact states after the July 26,2021 date. The PSYPACT website (https://psypact.site-ym.com/) provides information about PSYPACT and the application process.
Twenty-one states have passed PSYPACT laws with 16 currently enacted and 5 becoming active in July or June of this year. Eleven other states currently have PSYPACT legislation pending. The neighboring states of Kentucky and West Virginia have PSYPACT laws that go into effect June 29, 2021 and July 6,2021 respectively. Pennsylvania adopted PSYPACT in 2020