Senate Bill 0003
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DIGEST OF SB3 (Updated January 29, 2008 2:37 pm - DI 84)
Dispensing of drugs by pharmacists. Provides that a pharmacist may not be required to dispense or sell a drug or medical device if the drug or medical device would be used to: (1) cause an abortion; or (2) cause the death of a person by means of assisted suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing. Specifies certain actions that a pharmacist must take when refusing to dispense a drug or medical device. States that a pharmacy must have a policy in place to dispense or sell a drug or medical device that a pharmacist refuses to dispense or sell. Specifies that a pharmacist's refusal to dispense or sell a drug or medical device may not be the basis for: (1) a claim of damages against the pharmacist or pharmacy; and (2) disciplinary action against the pharmacist. Provides that an employer who knowingly or intentionally takes disciplinary, recriminatory, or discriminatory action against a pharmacist who refuses to dispense or sell a drug or medical device commits pharmacy discrimination, a Class A misdemeanor. Makes a second or subsequent offense a Class D felony. Authorizes the Indiana board of pharmacy to assess additional fines against the employer.
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Conference Committee Reports
- Filed: >0003-1, >0003-1(PDF), >0003-2, >0003-2(PDF), >0003-3, >0003-3(PDF), >0003-4, >0003-4(PDF), >0003-5, >0003-5(PDF), >0003-6, >0003-6(PDF), >0003-7, >0003-7(PDF), >0003-8, >0003-8(PDF), >0003-9, >0003-9(PDF), >0003-10, >0003-10(PDF), >0003-11, >0003-11(PDF), >0003-12, >0003-12(PDF), >0003-13, >0003-13(PDF), >0003-14, >0003-14(PDF), >0003-15, >0003-15(PDF), >0003-16, >0003-16(PDF)
- Passed: >0003-16, >0003-16(PDF)