CATO Urges States To Let Psychologists Prescribe Mental Health Drugs

By Jessica Karins / November 28, 2022 at 1:59 PM
States should help combat a shortage of mental health services by allowing psychologists to prescribe medications for mental health patients, a fellow at the CATO Institute recommends in a recent policy paper, noting that 45 states currently ban psychologists from prescribing such drugs. The recommendation comes as telehealth lobbyists press Congress and the Biden administration to extend a pandemic waiver that has allowed telehealth prescribing of controlled substance medications to treat mental health and substance disorder patients. The briefing paper,...

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