SUMMARY OF: A Sunset Review of the Department of Commerce,

Community, and Economic Development,

Board of Psychologist and Psychological Associate Examiners

Why DLA Performed This Audit

The purpose of the audit was to determine if there is a need for the board’s continued existence and whether its termination date should be extended. The board is set to sunset June 30, 2018, and will have one year from that date to conclude its administrative operations.

Report Conclusions

Overall, the audit concludes the board served the public’s interest by effectively licensing and regulating psychologists and psychological associates. The board monitored licensees and worked to ensure only qualified individuals practice in Alaska.

In accordance with AS 08.03.010(c)(18), the board is scheduled to terminate on June 30, 2018. We recommend that the legislature extend the board’s termination to June 30, 2026.

Findings and Recommendations

  1. Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing’s (DCBPL) director, in consultation with the board, should reduce fees.
  2. DCBPL’s director should develop and implement procedures to ensure courtesy licensees comply with monthly reporting requirements.