The Right to Prescribe Movement Gains Momentum Across States, Improving Access to Mental Health Treatment
With states already adopting laws to allow psychologists to prescribe medication and Utah’s elected officials lessening scope of practice laws, it only makes sense for this law to come to fruition.
By deregulating occupational licensing and telehealth, states can increase the supply of mental healthcare providers and reduce costs, while also increasing the availability of care for patients in areas with provider shortages.
Occupational licensing has become a significant topic of debate in recent years. Advocates of licensing argue that licensing requirements protect public safety and consumer welfare, while critics contend that they restrict...