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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 30, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S3146
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S3146 - Details
S3146 - Summary
Prohibits pharmacists from refusing to dispense medication solely for philosophical, moral, or religious reasons.
S3146 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3146 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting pharmacists from refusing to dispense medication solely for philosophical, moral, or religious reasons PURPOSE: To prohibit a pharmacist from refusing to dispense or refill a Prescription or non-prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration solely on the grounds that the dispensing or refill of the prescription or non-prescription would contravene the pharmacist's philosophical, moral or religious beliefs. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends § 6810 of the Education Law to provide that no pharma- cist may refuse to dispense or refill a prescription or non-prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration solely based on the pharmacist's philosophical, moral or religious beliefs. § 2 is the effective date. EXISTING LAW: New York State law does not currently have any statutory prohibition on so-called "pharmacist refusals." JUSTIFICATION: As part of a broadening anti-choice strategy, an increasing number of physicians are refusing to write prescriptions for
S3146 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3146 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KRUEGER, AVELLA, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MONTGOMERY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to prohibiting pharma- cists from refusing to dispense medication solely for philosophical, moral, or religious reasons THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6810 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 14 to read as follows: 14. NO PHARMACIST SHALL REFUSE TO DISPENSE OR REFILL A PRESCRIPTION OR NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUG APPROVED BY THE U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR RESTRICTED DISTRIBUTION BY PHARMACIES SOLELY ON THE GROUNDS THAT TO DISPENSE OR REFILL THE PRESCRIPTION OR NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUG WOULD CONTRAVENE THE PHARMACIST'S PHILOSOPHICAL, MORAL, OR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS. S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of November next succeed- ing the date on which it shall have become a law. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00947-01-3
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