psychiatry residency slots have increased from 22 to 93
live in a state where psychologists have prescribing authority
What’s the difference? The Florida Psychiatric Society has created this helpful document that illustrates the training psychiatrists receive compared to psychologists.
Where is this happening? Only Louisiana and New Mexico allow psychologists to prescribe. However, psychology groups continue to push for nationwide scope expansion.
What’s the risk to children and adolescents? Read the American Association of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s fact sheet on psychologist prescribing. For more resources from the AACAP please click here.
The Access Myth. The AMA Health Workforce Mapper is an interactive tool that shows the geographic locations of the health care workforce in each state. Prescribing psychologists in both Louisiana and New Mexico do not practice in rural underserved areas.
In the last 12 years, Florida has seen a 418% increase in psychiatric residency slots. One of the FPS’s top priorities is retaining quality psychiatrists in Florida.
Resources for the physician interested in more information about the American Psychiatry Association and the Florida Psychiatric Society.