SB 701 Creates licensing requirements for prescribing psychologists
Sponsor: Goodman
LR Number: 2593S.01I Fiscal Note: 2593-01
Committee: Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections
Last Action: 4/11/2007 - Voted Do Pass S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 701 - This act licenses prescribing psychologists and confers the authority to prescribe psychotropic medicine. Licensees shall not be allowed to order electrical convulsive therapy.

As a prerequisite to licensure a licensee must:

• Complete 300 hours of didactic educational instruction.

• Complete a 1 year supervised fellowship with a full-time caseload of patients and provide medication management, psychological evaluations, and therapeutic services.

• Pass a national exam.

• Complete a 1 years practice supervised by a physician after receiving a license.

• Maintain medical liability insurance.

Licensees may prescribe under a collaborative practice agreement after the first year of licensure.

This act is identical to HB 350 (2007).

CHRIS HOGERTY