Senate Committee Passes Bill to Authorize Psychologists to Prescribe Medication By Wayne Yoshioka • Feb 24, 2016 ShareTweetEmail Licensed Clinical Psychologist Jill Oliveira-Gray testifies before the joint Senate Committees of Commerce and Consumer Protection and Health and Judiciary. Credit Wayne Yoshioka Listen Listening... / 3:27 Senate Committee Passes Psychologist Prescription Authority Bill A Joint Senate Committee heard testimony today on a carryover bill passed by the House last year. It’s been a contentious issue for at least 13 years at the legislature. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. Tags: HPR2newsPsychologists vs PsychiatristsSenate CPH CommitteeShareTweetEmailView the discussion thread.