The psychology interjurisdictional compact (PSYPACT) is currently activated for the following 13 states: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. (Although legislation has passed in Virginia and North Carolina it will not be in effect until 2021). PSYPACT legislation is currently pending in the following 12 states: Alabama, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
For psychologists in states that are already part of the PSYPACT there is good news about costs to participate. A July 20, 2020, news release from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards announced that the Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded ASPPB federal funding to help provide support for the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). As a result of this funding, ASPPB will waive the $400 E.Passport application fee through December 31, 2020.
PSYPACT legislation in Ohio was introduced in the Senate by Senator Theresa Gavarone in January 2020 and was passed by the Senate May 5, 2020 by a vote of 32-0. The bill has been in the House Health Committee since June 3, 2020.