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CPA CE Webinar: Colorado Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists

Friday, June 9th, 2023

12:00PM - 1:00PM MT

CPA Members: $35.00
Non-Members: $70.00
CPA Student Members: $10.00
Non-Member Students: $20.00

*If you are a non-member student wanting to register, please reach out to [email protected] to receive a discount code 

Description: The presentation provides an in-depth overview of the Colorado Prescriptive Authority Law and the steps to become a prescribing psychologist in Colorado. It covers the legislative framework, brief regulatory requirements, and scope of practice for prescribing psychologists in the state. The presentation outlines the educational and training requirements, a brief overview of licensure and certification processes, and ongoing professional development needed to obtain prescriptive authority. It explores the potential benefits and implications of prescriptive authority for psychologists, including its impact on patient care, collaboration with other healthcare providers, and ethical considerations. The role of prescribing psychologists in integrated healthcare settings is examined, including opportunities and challenges in interdisciplinary team collaboration. The presentation also identifies available resources and support for psychologists interested in pursuing prescriptive authority in Colorado.

CEs: 1.0 CE Available

Program Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the the Colorado Prescriptive Authority Law (HB23-1071)
  • Explore the Steps to Become a Prescribing Psychologist in Colorado
  • Discuss the Benefits and Implications of Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists
  • Examine the Role of Prescribing Psychologists in Integrated Healthcare Settings
Speaker: Jin Lee PsyD, MSCP, BCB



CPA Board Approves Bylaws Change to Add New RxP Chair

During CPA's May 19, 2023 board meeting, it was approved that the chair of the newly created RxP Division hold a seat as a Board of Director. The chair of the RxP Division will be appointed by the CPA President for the term of 1 year (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024). After this time, the RxP Chair shall become an elected position serving a (3) three-year term by the voting Members of the Association. 

In order to add this board position representing the interests of the RxP Division, the Board of Directors agreed to decrease the number of At-Large positions by 1 (one), thereby keeping the total number of voting Directors at 17 (seventeen) per the bylaws.



CPA Celebrates RxP and Honors Key Players

CPA members and guests celebrated the passage of the Prescriptive Privileges Bill (HB23-1071) into law on the evening of Friday, April 21st 2023 with a celebration on the DU campus following CPA's Spring Symposium. The passing of this bill was a monumental accomplishment worthy of a celebratory party.

Awards were presented to Jin Lee, PsyD, MSCP, BCB and Healthier Colorado. Other awardees were Rep. Judy Amabile, Rep. Mary Bradfield, Senator Cleave Simpson and Senator Steve Fenberg. Unfortunately, the legislators were unable to attend the party due to evening sessions.

Jin Lee, PsyD, MSCP, BCB, was given the "President's Award" for outstanding service to psychology. Jin began working on this campaign about 4 years ago, spending weekends, lunch breaks and evenings on the phone with CPA's lobbyist, Jeannie Vanderburg, figuring out their strategy. Jin did all the research, put together a thoughtful proposal, garnered support from CPA leadership and membership, and gathered a group of stellar psychologists and stakeholders to support her efforts. Without Jin's hard work and commitment, this bill would simply not have passed. 

CPA President, Brian Beaumund and Jin Lee

Healthier Colorado was given the "Friend of Psychology" award for their support and hard work to allow psychologists to prescribe in Colorado. Healthier Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents. Last year, Healthier Colorado generously agreed to support our efforts to pursue prescriptive authority and we couldn’t have done it without them. They brought a professional communications team, helped us prepare witnesses and do research as needed. Their amazing policy, communication and lobbying team were integral to getting this bill across the finish line.

Alexis Alltop of Healthier Colorado and Brian Beaumund

 Thank you to the CPA Board members who were on hand to celebrate!

Left to right: Denise Vargas, Gabe Casher, Monica Corrado, Jin Lee, Brian Beaumund, Neal Brugman 


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