|SB 0949||Allows psychologists to administer, order, and prescribe medications after obtaining specific tranining|
|LR Number:||4296S.01I||Fiscal Note:||4296-01|
|Committee:||Aging, Families and Mental Health|
|Last Action:||02/29/00 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families & Mental Health||Journal page:|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 2000|
SB 949 - This act allows psychologists to administer, order, and prescribe medications after obtaining specific training. The State Committee of Psychologists may certify licensed psychologists to do so with medications necessary in the treatment of various psychological disorders. Within 5 years of application, applicants must complete:
1. A pharmacology course, with at least 300 contact hours in specific areas of study; 2. A clinical experience lasting at least one year with at least 100 patients treated; and 3. A certifying examination.
The State Committee must state on the license whether the psychologist is certified to prescribe medications and must forward a list of those certified to the State Board of Pharmacy. Pharmacists are authorized to fill these prescriptions if the medication is part of a special formulary to be established by rule. Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses may administer prescriptions ordered by a psychologist certified to prescribe and may confer with the psychologist prior to administration.
This act is substantially similar to SB 503 (1999). ERIN MOTLEY.