SB 1128
Creates licensing standards for prescribing psychologists
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Last Action:
3/27/2006 - Hearing Conducted S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2006

Current Bill Summary

SB 1128 - This act creates licensing standards for prescribing psychologists. Individuals who are licensed psychologists and certified health service providers are eligible to be licensed as prescribing psychologists. Licensed prescribing psychologists shall be authorized to prescribe drugs and psychotropic medicines that are rationally related to the practice of psychology, or any psychological treatment or laboratory testing.

Licensed prescribing psychologists must complete one year of supervision and 300 hours of didactical instruction as recommended by the American Psychological Association and pass a national exam similar to the exam given by the American Psychological Association Practice Organization's College of Professional Psychology or the International College of Prescribing Psychologists Examination with passage rates based on recommendations from the committee.

The Division of Professional Registration may impose additional requirements by rule based on current educational guidelines stated in the American Psychological Association's publication of Recommended Postdoctoral Training in Psychopharmacology for Prescription Privileges.

First-year licensees must practice under a collaborative practice agreement with a physician.