Articles Tagged "prescribing rights"

Advancing Practice Together Just prior to the last winter blast striking our nation’s Capital, I was very fortunate to be able to attend the 35th annual APAPO Practice Leadership conference, along with former APA Presidents James Bray and Carol Goodheart. These gatherings are always the highlight of my professional year and it was especially exciting […]

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by | Aug 6, 2017 | Public Policy

Continuing Progress at the State Level On April 3, 2017, Idaho became the fifth state in the nation to allow prescriptive authority to psychologists. After three years of work by the Idaho Psychological Association, the legislation passed both houses without opposition and with only two nay votes. How did this happen? Here are a few […]

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by | Apr 7, 2017 | Public Policy

A Renewed Vision This January, Beth Rom-Rymer invited me to attend her second networking event in furtherance of the Illinois Psychological Association’s (IPA) prescriptive authority (RxP) quest. “It has never been more clear to me that the work of legislation is an ongoing process. Our RxP law’s Rules are moving through a careful approval process. […]

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by | Oct 7, 2016 | Public Policy

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) The VA is the largest employer of psychologists and nurses, and over the years has done an outstanding job of providing high quality health care while simultaneously furthering the utilization of non-physician providers of all disciplines. Thanks to the vision of Toni and Bob Zeiss and the support of […]

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by | Dec 2, 2015 | Public Policy

The Best of APA The annual APA Practice Directorate State Leadership Conference (SLC) continues to be the highlight of my APA year.  This Spring, 530 colleagues, including an impressive number of early career psychologists and first time attendees, were treated to another spectacular event.  Highlights included new models of service delivery, the importance of integrated […]

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