SB 458 Requires pharmacists to fill prescriptions against religious beliefs unless an employer can accommodate a request not to do so
Sponsor: Wheeler Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 1872S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action: 3/30/2005 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 458 - Under this act if a pharmacist refuses to fill a prescription based on sincere religious beliefs, the pharmacist must still fill the prescription unless the pharmacist's employer can accommodate the refusal without undue hardship to the employer or customers. A pharmacist has a duty to ensure that each customer is not subjected to humiliation, breaches of confidentiality or pressure to fill or not fill a prescription, regardless of whether an accommodation for the pharmacist was implemented. Violation of these duties shall subject the licence of the pharmacist to disciplinary action from the Board of Pharmacy.

ADRIANE CROUSE