PRESS RELEASE (Archived from 2014)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD, President, Illinois Psychological Association
Terrence Koller, PhD, Executive Director, Illinois Psychological Association
office: 312-372-7610 x202
Chicago, Illinois (June 25, 2014) Today, at 3:30 pm, Governor Pat Quinn (D) has signed into law the historic bill, sponsored by the Illinois Psychological Association, that gives prescriptive authority to licensed clinical psychologists, with advanced, specialized training, to prescribe certain medications for the treatment of mental health disorders. Illinois has now become the third state in the country, after New Mexico and Louisiana, to give prescriptive authority to licensed clinical psychologists with this specialized training. Introduced by Senator Don Harmon (D), President Pro Tem of the Illinois Senate, Senator Dave Syverson (R), Representative John E. Bradley (D), and Representative Raymond Poe (R).