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Diversity Study & Report

Section 266 of House Bill 5006 (2021), effective August 6, 2021, allocated funds to the Mental Health Regulatory Agency (MHRA) “for a demographic study of licensees and a diversity plan” and required MHRA to submit a written report to a legislative committee(s) by December 31, 2022. The Bill’s Budget Note indicated that MHRA “shall engage a third-party consultant to study the demographics of those individuals licensed by the boards and devise a plan to increase licensee diversity."

Board-Issued Guidance

Licensee Involvement in Pharmacological Issues

This guidance document was approved by the Board on July 9, 2021, with the final version published September 2, 2021.

Guidance Regarding Licensee Involvement in Pharmacological Issues

Social Media Guidelines

These guidelines were developed by Board's Social Media Committee and presented at the American Psychological Association Convention on August 11, 2018.

Affirmative Action Plan

It is the policy of the State of Oregon that employment without discrimination is recognized as and declared to be a civil right. The State of Oregon is committed to achieving a workforce that represents the diversity of Oregon community and is a leader in providing its citizens fair and equal employment opportunity.

The Board of Psychology is committed to achieving a work force that represents the diversity of Oregon’s population and to providing fair and equal employment opportunities. The Board is committed to an affirmative action program that provides equal opportunities for all persons regardless or race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability. The Board provides an environment for each applicant and employee that is free from sexual harassment, as well as harassment and intimidation on account of an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status or disability. The Board employment practices are consistent with the State’s Affirmative Action Plan Guidelines and with state and federal laws, which preclude discrimination.


All state agencies are required to report on a set of key performance measures (KPM) annually that are reviewed and approved as part of Oregon’s budget development process.