OCCAP LogoUrgent Concern
(Feb. 1, 2010)

OCCAP strongly opposes proposed psychologist prescribing bill (SB 1046) as unsafe without major changes in training and supervision requirements. OCCAP urges that non- medically trained psychologists should not prescribe medications to children or adolescents.

  • OCCAP Veto Request
    March 31, 2010

  • SB 1046
    Position Statement and Proposed Amendments

    February 21, 2010
    Click here to download.

  • Comments of the American Psychiatric Association to the Oregon Work Group on Prescriptive Authority for Licensed Psychologists
    On the Draft Bill Relating to Prescriptive Authority for Licensed Psychologists

    Submitted to the Work Group - January 11, 2010
    Click here to download.

  • OCCAP Letter on SB1046
    Click here to download.

  • Powerpoint presentation from William Robiner, Ph.D. that was given recently at a grand rounds in the Dept. of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. It is provided with his permission.
    Click here to download.

  • Prerequisite hours for Prescribing Professions is a jpeg file of a table found in an article by Sechrest, L. & Coan, J.A. (2002). Preparing psychologists to prescribe. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 58, 649-658 the underscores some of the foundational differences between medical professions and clinical psychology.
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  • Clinical psychologist strongly oppose prescribing privileges for psychologists with poor medical training. Tanya Tompkins PhD. and Timothy Tumlin PhD. present compelling arguments about the dangers of psychologists with poor medical training prescribing medications as could be the case if SB 1046 becomes law. They refute common arguments presented by the proponents of SB 1046, the psychologist prescribing bill.

    Tanya L. Tompkins, PH.D. Testimony to the Senate Health Care Committee
    February 4, 2010

    Timothy Tumlin, PH.D. Letter to Senator Alan Bates
    February 2, 2010