3. Interpretation

    In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires

    }Board~ shall mean The Psychologists Board of Western Australia constituted pursuant to this Act;

    }hypnosis~ includes hypnotism, mesmerism, and any similar act or process that produces, or is intended to produce, in any person any form of induced sleep or trance in which the susceptibility of that person to suggestion or direction is increased or is intended to be increased;

    }improper conduct in a professional respect~ means any act or omission which is improper on the part of a psychologist when due regard is had to the ethics of the profession of psychology;

    }member~ means a member of the Board, or the deputy of a member when acting in the place of that member;

    }reciprocating authority~ means a body with which the Board has entered into a reciprocal arrangement under section 38;

    }registered psychologist~ means a person who is registered as a psychologist under this Act and whose name is currently entered in the Register;

    }rules~ means rules made by the Board under the authority of section 21, unless the provisions of subsection (7) of that section apply;

    }section~ means section of this Act; and

    }the Register~ means the register compiled and maintained pursuant to section 26.

    [Section 3 amended by No. 69 of 1996 s. 78; No. 55 of 2004 s. 968.]



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