Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
Next Board Meeting:
The Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board will hold a Regular Meeting of the Board on June 1 , 2022 starting at 9:00 a.m.
via Zoom. Access is available online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87047305467?pwd=VlVBQmo5aWIzR0xZQ1hvMGtNQUpjZz09 or by phone at 1 646 558 8656, Webinar ID: 870 4730 5467, Passcode: 900330
Disaster Relief Rules
There is no current emergency declared. You may no longer be practicing under these Rules.
Licensees have reported that individuals claiming to represent various state licensing boards are contacting licensees claiming that their licenses are fraudulent or otherwise impaired. The individual is spoofing their Caller ID to appear as though they are calling from a Wyoming governmental agency. This is part of a nationwide wave of similar scams targeting professional license holders.
Please know that only the Board's staff at the Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, in particular Greg Searls, Amanda Best, or Maxie Cordova, will contact you about the status of your license or any pending discipline. Further, your license cannot be revoked or impaired without following the process laid out in the Board's rules for disciplining licensees, including notice and an opportunity to be heard.
If you receive a suspicious call that you believe is fraudulent, please report it to local or federal law enforcement. If you have any questions about the status of your license, please do not hesitate to contact the Board's staff.
The Board is legislatively mandated to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Wyoming by ensuring that those individuals licensed or certified to provide these mental health services in this state are appropriately qualified.
Who Must Be Licensed or Certified
Wyoming is a Practice Act and Title Protection state. This means that persons must be licensed or certified by the Board in order to provide the services defined herein. It also means that only persons licensed or certified by the Board may identify themselves with the titles restricted. Of course, as with most laws, there are exemptions. Exempted individuals who may practice the professions regulated without holding a license issued by the Board are:
Qualified members of other legally recognized professions who are otherwise licensed or certified by this state provided they do not represent themselves as licensed to practice these mental health professions. (Such as physicians, psychologists, advanced nurse practitioners with a psychiatric specialty, school counselors and school social workers.)
Students providing supervised services as part of a practicum or internship during their degree programs in an accredited institution of higher education.
Nonresidents who are licensed or certified by another state regulatory board, who do not provide services in this state for more than thirty (30) days during any calendar year.
A rabbi, priest, minister, clergy or any person acting as a lay religious counselor of any religious denomination or sect provided that the services are within the scope of regular or specialized ministerial duties, the counseling is clearly identified as being based on religious principles and there is no fee for services.
Persons offering unpaid volunteer services for organizations or charities provided that these persons are approved by the organizations or agencies for whom the services are rendered.
(Specific definitions of exemptions are detailed in W.S. 33-38-103.)
Public Record Requests
In regard to requests for public records, the designated public records person for the Mental Health Professions Licensing Board is Greg Searls.
2001 Capitol Ave, Rm 127, Cheyenne WY 82002
firstname.lastname@example.org (This email is only for public records requests)