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New Jersey Assembly Passes RxP bill

The New Jersey Assembly passed legislation on 4/29/13 allowing prescriptive authority for Psychologists who complete a masters degree in psychopharmacology.


Ohio Prescribing Bill 2013

Both the House (HB603) and Senate (SB329) have bills introduced to allow specially-trained Psychologists authority to prescribe ‘mental health medications’ in Ohio correctional facilities.  The special training proposed is a Masters degree in Psychopharmacology. 

Illinois Psychological Association on Prescribing Psychologists

The Illinois Psychological Association is helping to lead the way for Prescribing Psychologists. Check out this comprehensive examination of the issues.

APA and Prescriptive Authority

American Psychological Association’s current efforts to obtain prescriptive authority.

Workforce Crisis for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists

“There is a dearth of child psychiatrists…Furthermore, many barriers remain that prevent children, teenagers, and their parents from seeking help from the small number of specially trained professionals… This places a burden on pediatricians, family physicians, and other gatekeepers to identify children for referral and treatment decisions.” (Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, 1999).

Here are the facts about this topic from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Click here.

Increasing Access to Mental Health Care

Improving Quality of Care and Reducing Costs through Prescriptive Authority for Licensed Psychologists with Specialty Training. American Psychological Association, Division 55 News.

Click to access Increasing_Access_to_Mental_Health_Care.pdf

Oregon Psychologists Continue Push for Prescribing Rights

From the Lund Report. This is the 5th try. Will the issue of access to care turn the tide?

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