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Expand power to prescribe medication, advocates urge

  • 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.
  • STAR-ADVERTISER
    Alex Santiago: 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.

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