The Iowa Board of Medicine and Board of Psychology are in the process of establishing rules for psychologists to write prescriptions for psychotropic medications, as directed by a new law signed on May 27, 2016. The provisions of the law apply to psychologists holding a Ph.D. in psychology and a Masters in pharmacology. The prescribing authority does not include narcotics. The legislation, Iowa Senate File (SF) 2188 of 2016, calls on the state Board of Medicine to consult with the Board of Psychology to establish rules for psychologist prescribing. The legislation defines psychotropic medications as those approved by the . . .