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Senate Bill 0488


Senate Bill 0488

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


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 a pharmacist has a cause of action against 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 and specifies recovery. Authorizes the Indiana board of pharmacy to assess additional fines against the employer.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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