Psychologists to prescribe medicine

Published 06/20 2014 06:07PM

Updated 06/24 2014 12:20PM

SPRINGFIELD -- Some psychologists could expand their healthcare practices under a bill awaiting Governor Quinn's signature. The bill would allow specially training psychologists to prescribe certain medications to treat mental illness.

The legislation calls for extensive training and supervision of a physician. They'd also be limited to the drugs they can prescribe. If signed into law, Illinois would become the third state to allow it.

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