Psychologists Prescribing Rights Headed for Work Group
June 17, 2009 --Psychologists took a step forward in their ability to prescribe drugs on Monday (June 15) when the House agreed to set up a work group to iron out differences with the psychiatric community (House Bill 2702).
“We welcome working in good faith,” said Lara Smith, who lobbies for the Oregon Psychological Association. “Inevitably psychologists will have prescribing authority.”
Only two other states – New Mexico and Louisiana -- allow psychologists to prescribe.