Expand power to prescribe medication, advocates urge
By Kevin Dayton
April 1, 2015
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM Judi Steinman, right, coordinator for the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy program at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, spoke Tuesday at the state Capitol on behalf of supporters of House Bill 1072, which would authorize psychologists to prescribe medication for their mentally ill patients.
The issue of prescriptive authority has been bounced around for decades, the former state lawmaker says
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM One of the bill’s supporters, Cathy Klarin, held a photo of her 30-year-old son, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia two years ago.