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Illinois May Let Psychologists Prescribe

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Illinois could become the third state to let psychologists to prescribe medications to treat mental illness. (e-MagineArt.com/Flickr)

Illinois could become the third state in the U.S. to allow psychologists to prescribe medications that are used to treat mental illness.

Under legislation approved by the state’s assembly and now awaiting Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature, psychologists would need to undergo training and would have to work under the supervision of a medical doctor.

Bonnie Miller Rubin has been covering this story for the Chicago Tribune and joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson with details.