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      RS 37:1360.57     


§1360.57. Certificate of advanced practice

            Medical psychologists who satisfy the requirements specified by R.S. 37:1360.55(A) and who possess all of the following additional qualifications to the satisfaction of the board shall be issued a certificate of advanced practice:

            (1) Three years of experience practicing as a medical psychologist. For those individuals licensed under R.S. 37:1360.55(A), such experience shall be deemed to have commenced with the issuance of the original certificate of prescriptive authority issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

            (2) Treatment of a minimum of one hundred patients including twenty-five or more involving the use of major psychotropics and twenty-five or more involving the use of major antidepressants which demonstrate the competence of the medical psychologist.

            (3) The recommendation of two collaborating physicians, each of whom holds an unconditional license to practice medicine in Louisiana, and who are each familiar with the applicant's competence to practice medical psychology.

            (4) The recommendation of the Medical Psychology Advisory Committee.

            (5) The completion of a minimum of one hundred hours of continuing medical education relating to the use of medications in the management of patients with psychiatric illness commencing with the issuance of a certificate of prescriptive authority by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to January 1, 2010, or by the board after this date.

            Acts 2009, No. 251, §11, eff. July 1, 2009.

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