10.36.05.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Board" means the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

(2) “Client” means the individual, couple, family, group, business, agency, school, organization, or association that the psychologist or psychology associate provides, or has provided, with professional services.

(3) "Multiple relationship" means a relationship in which an individual is concurrently participating in two or more roles with another.

(4) "Psychologist" means an individual who is licensed by the Board to practice psychology.

(5) “Psychology associate” means an individual who is registered by the Board to practice psychology under the supervision of a psychologist.

(6) “Public statement” means any oral, printed, or electronic communication or announcement made by or on behalf of a psychologist, psychology associate, or applicant, and directed to another individual or group.

(7) "Sexual intimacies" means acts engaged in with or without clothing involving:

(a) Genital contact;

(b) Nongenital contact with the hips, loin, thigh, buttocks, or breasts;

(c) Exposure or observation of genitals or nude portions of a body involving breasts, buttocks, or genitals; or

(d) Other behaviors engaged in for the purpose of sexual arousal or sexual gratification.