A Look Back at 10 years of RxP

By Nat'l Psychologist Editor
March 26, 2012

On March 6, 2002, then-Gov. Gary Johnson signed New Mexico’s HB170 into public law, authorizing appropriately trained psychologists to prescribe. On Jan. 7, 2005, Mario Marquez applied for his “conditional certification.” In May 2004, Louisiana fol- lowed suit and medical psychologist John Bolter wrote his first script on Jan. 20, 2005.

Both the New Mexico and Louisiana State Psychological Associations had been working on their ultimately successful legis- lation for over five years. When did psychol- ogy’s prescriptive authority quest actually begin?

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