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July 7, 2005 - Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed SB 591 into law on May 11.  SB 591 requires the psychology board and the social worker, marriage & family therapist, and mental health counselor board to meet and draft recommendations to the legislative council no later than October 1, 2005, regarding definitions and criteria related to assessment, diagnosis, psychological testing, and appraisal instruments.  The law also states that the state psychology board is not allowed to adopt new rules regarding the RTL until after December 31, 2005.
FACT continues to work with state and national organizations to stay abreast of any developments related to the RTL.

February 1, 2005 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome the Alabama Counseling Association as a new member of FACT.  See our complete list of members.

December 3, 2004 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome Ms. Megan Seaman as a new member of FACT.  See our complete list of members.

December 17, 2004 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome Ms. Cathy Malchiodi and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as new members of FACT.  See our complete list of members.

July 9, 2004 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome the Indiana Counseling Association as a new member of FACT. See our complete list of members.

June 2, 2004 - On May 21, 2004, Governor Kernan of Indiana not only chose NOT to sign the Restricted Test List, he also chose to disapprove the rule and wrote a letter explaining his reasons.  This means that in order to move forward with a Restricted Test Rule, the Indiana Psychology Board must initiate the rule making process from the beginning.

May 24, 2004 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome the Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association as a new member of FACT. See our complete list of members.

May 17, 2004 - On April 2, 2004, The Indiana State Psychology Board adopted the Restricted Psychology Test List and all 237 tests.  The rule is currently in the Indiana Attorney General's office to be reviewed for adherence to the rule making process by the Indiana State Psychology Board.  If the Attorney General approves the list, the Restricted Psychology Test List will then go to Governor Kernan to approve or veto.

May 17, 2004 - New Content - The latest two postings regarding Indiana are testimony before the Indiana Psychology Board on January 23, 2004.

December 16, 2003 - New Content - The latest two postings in Model Letters are letters from a Licensed Professional Counselor to a state psychology board.

December 15, 2003 - The Indiana State Psychology Board has rescheduled the hearing regarding restricted access to a list of tests proposed by the psychology board.  The meeting is scheduled for January 23, 2004.  Time and place will be announced at a later date. 

October 5, 2002 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome Ms. Linda Schwarz, from San Francisco, CA, and Ms. K. Diane Reed, from Benton, KY, as new members of FACT. See our complete list of members.

July 10, 2004 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome Mr. Lloyd Mitchell, from British Columbia, Canada, as a new member to FACT.  See our complete list of members.

January 17, 2002 - FACT's 10th National Meeting was held on January 14, 2002, in conjunction with the National Association of State Counseling Boards Annual Conference, in Tucson, Arizona.  Meeting minutes are located at www.fairaccess.org/meetings.htm.

May 15, 2001 - New Content - The latest posting in the Indiana section is a letter from the Assistant Attorney General of Indiana informing NBCC that the rule proposed by the Indiana Psychology Board to restrict the use of psychology tests has been withdrawn.

April 20, 2001 - New Content - New postings in the Indiana section include a memo from the Indiana State Psychology Board, 201 restricted tests recommended by the Indiana Board of Psychology, the response from FACT to Governor O'Bannon of Indiana, and the response of the Indiana Attorney General to The Indiana State Psychology Board.

March 30, 2001 - New Content - See new page entitled Model Advocacy Letters for assistance in writing advocacy letters for testing or other advocacy issues.

February 20, 2001 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome Dr. Patricia Heck as a new member to FACT.  See our complete list of members.

January 21, 2001 - FACT's 9th National Meeting was held on September 18th, 2000, in the National Association of Social Workers Headquarters, located in Washington, DC.  Meeting minutes and a list of attendees are located at www.fairaccess.org/meetings.htm.

May 13, 2000 - New Member - FACT would like to welcome a new member to FACT, the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development. See our complete list of members.

April 25, 2000 - Dr. Wyatt Kirk, a long time FACT member, recently gave a report of FACT activities to the NBCC board at their last meeting. For a text of that report, click on Report to NBCC.

November 19, 1999 - General Information about FACT - Find out what FACT does, how FACT can help a member organization, and how an organization can join FACT in three easy steps.
Information is in the National Pages section of the FACT web site.

November 15, 1999 - New Members - FACT would like to welcome the following new members: Dr. Dale Sheffield, Lesley College Expressive Therapies Division, Council for Educational Diagnostic Services, Oklahoma Counseling Association, and Dr. Jan Disney
FACT welcomes these new members and thanks them for their dedication to protecting fair access to testing.  See our complete list of members.

November 3, 1999 - FACT Responds to APA Task Force - FACT has responded to the APA’s "Report of the Task Force on Test User Qualifications".
A response letter details FACT’s belief that the APA’s Task Force for Test User Qualifications (TFTUQ) over-reached their charter and authority by attempting to make recommendations concerning test user qualifications for all test-using professionals, rather than appropriately limiting the score of their recommendations to psychologists and APA members.
Additionally, FACT protests the lack of collaboration in developing these recommendations, as the TFTUQ failed to invite any input from FACT members or other test using disciplines when developing these APA suggested "comprehensive" recommendations.

 
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Testing Guidelines Endorsed by FACT
The FACT Board of Directors voted to endorse the International Test Commission’s International Guidelines for Test Use, edition 2000. To view the guidelines, click the following link. http://www.intestcom.org/itc_projects.htm.

2008 Membership Meeting
Current FACT members are cordially invited to attend the 2008 membership meeting of the Fair Access Coalition on Testing (FACT). This meeting will take place via teleconference at 11:00 am (ET) on September 15, 2008. Please follow the link for more information.

Restricted Test List Repealed in Indiana
May 17, 2007 - Legislation providing the Indiana State Psychology Board’s authority to create a restricted test list (RTL) has been repealed. HB 1821 removes language originally included in the counselor licensure law which passed in 1997. While this language has been in statute for ten years, a RTL was never successfully adopted despite multiple attempts by the Indiana Psychology Board in the last ten years. Effective July 1, 2007, this new law removes the authority of the Indiana Board of Psychology to create a Restricted Test List (RTL).

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