With all the hand-wringing by psychiatrists that psychologists are getting
prescribing privileges, perhaps no one has noticed that psychiatric nurses are
moving in on us in solo private practice and state-run mental health clinics.
The clinics prefer them to psychiatrists because they cost less.
In my neck of the woods, one state-run mental health clinic kicked out its
psychiatrists and has only psychiatric nurses prescribing.
This again validates my theory of nonpsychiatrists prescribing, which is,"
There's nothing to it; anybody can do it." That is, until
it hits the fan.