He should take it, and sign the bill on his desk that would empower psychologists to prescribe medicines.
Colorado psychologists will be eligible to prescribe mental health medication under new law
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.