Idaho Passes Psychologist Prescribing
Idaho became the 5th state to approve a bill to enable psychologists prescribe a limited range of mental health related medications. Click here for details from the American Psychological Association.
Psychologists will be required to obtain a masters degree in pharmacology, complete a period of supervised training, and pass a national examination. As with several other states, the bill will require supervision of prescribing by a physician.
The intent of the legislation was to address issues problems with accessing treatment. The Idaho Psychological Association website provides a detailed explanation of the need to increase access and rationale regarding prescriptive authority.