Jared Polis signed House Bill 1071 Friday despite objection from psychiatrists, who are medical doctors
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Opinion: Psychologists are not qualified to prescribe medication
They are highly educated, but not in medicines and the human body. A proposed law allowing them to prescribe drugs should be defeated.
Colorado is in a mental health crisis. Psychologists want to help by being allowed to prescribe medication.
Medical doctors and psychiatrists say it’s dangerous to let non-medically trained psychologists prescribe mental health medications.