The federal government has played a major role in the RxP movement.
In This Issue
- Combining psychotropic medications and psychotherapy generally leads to improved outcomes and therefore reduces the overall cost of care
Is a combination of psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy more effective than medication alone for most mental disorders? Do combinations reduce the cost of care?
By Morgan T. Sammons, PhD, and Kevin M. McGuinness, PhD, ABPP
- Hawaii FQHC update
We look at the history of prescriptive authority legislation and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Hawai`i.
By Kathleen M. McNamara, PhD, ABPP, and Judi Steinman, PhD
- Ontario's RxP initiative
The Ontario Psychological Association requested prescriptive authority for psychologists in November 2012.
By Jane Storrie, PhD, and Diana Velikonja
- Establishing uniform requirements for privileging psychologists to prescribe in federal service
The authors propose a minimum set of criteria to be used for the privileging of psychologists to prescribe psychotropic medications in federal agencies.
By David S. Shearer, PhD, Bret A. Moore, PsyD, and Amy Park, PhD