Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Louisiana Psychologists Start Prescribing Drugs

Louisiana and New Mexico are the only states that allow psychologists who complete specialized training and pass a national exam to write prescriptions for medication. Both states began issuing the prescribing certifications and licenses to a handful of psychologists within days of each other in February.

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But a gatekeeper is still a gatekeeper. All these laws do is grant some psychiatric privileges to psychologists, privileges which should be basic rights of all citizens.


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