December 7th, 2020

NHPA adapts education programs with eye to licensing requirements

By Catherine Robertson Souter

When everything shut down in March, most of us were caught off guard, not sure how best to proceed and with far more questions than answers. For psychologists, a need to rapidly move to a fully remote version of what was once an in-person practice was a bit daunting. Add to that the many concerns about billing, support staff, handling finances, and the great unknown about the potential danger of the virus. While there were many fast-acting licensing boards who made provisions for adjusting to the new normal, from a relaxation of inter-state practice rules to an allowance for alternative [More]

August 28th, 2018

Gender identity added to NH anti-discrimination law

By Pamela Berard

Discrimination in employment, housing, or places of public accommodation on the basis of gender identity is now prohibited in New Hampshire. House Bill 1319 was signed into law in June and added gender identity to the state’s existing anti-discrimination legislation, along with age, sex, race, color, marital status, physical or mental disability, religious creed, national origin, and sexual origin. The legislation defines gender identity as “a person’s gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior, whether or not that gender-related identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with the person’s physiology or assigned sex at birth. Gender-related identity may be [More]

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