Drug Prescription Authority for Psychologists on Neighbor Islands Up Next Session

Jun 9, 2016

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates there are 32,000 adults in Hawai'i, representing more than 3 percent of the population, live with serious mental illness. The number does not include unipolar depression, anxiety/adjustment disorders, substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. Many of these adults are homeless.
Credit Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers have been trying to ease Doctor shortages on the neighbor islands for 2 decades.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, no progress was made last session.