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Do both psychologists & psychiatrists have the ability

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Do both psychologists & psychiatrists have the ability to write prescriptions?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  jkcpa replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Thanks for your question.

No, only psychiatrists may write prescriptions as they are considered medical doctors unlike psychologists.

Best regards,

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 10 months ago.

Actually, it depends on the state one resides in. Psychologists in Illinois, New Mexico and Louisiana already have prescription privileges and psychologists in other states are seeking privileges.

Best regards,

Schuyler

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