For Immediate Release - February 22, 2013

Massachusetts Psychologists Board Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON - The Board of Registration of Psychologists today announced disciplinary action against the following individuals:

Rosemary Milner Calverley, Foxboro:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Calverley resolving allegations that she improperly billed a patient under her care. The allegations stemmed from an incident in which Calverley billed a patient in manner that failed to comply with applicable state regulations and the Code of Conduct of the American Psychological Association. Specifically, she failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the accurate reporting of: the nature of the service provided; research conducted; fees, charges, payments and; where applicable, the identity of the provider, the findings, and the diagnosis of the treatment. Under the terms of the consent agreement, Calverley will serve a six month term of supervised probation, during which she must meet once a month with a clinical supervisor who will review, monitor, and evaluate her practice. 

Katherine Green Appy, Amherst:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Appy resolving allegations that that she failed to complete continuing educations credits required for licensure, and as result, practiced without a valid license. Under the terms of the consent agreement, Appy agreed to pay a $2,200 fine. 

The Board of Registration of Psychologists seeks to protect the public health and welfare through regulation of the practice of psychology.  It licenses qualified individuals to practice psychology and receives, investigates, and adjudicates complaints against licensed practitioners.  The Board also investigates and takes disciplinary action against the unlicensed practice of psychology, which is prohibited by law. Currently, the Board licenses approximately 5,506 individuals in the psychology profession.

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for more than 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration. DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.  

Consumers are urged to visit the DPL’s website at www.mass.gov/dpl  and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.  Follow DPL on Twitter @MassDPL.

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