senate Bill S3146

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits pharmacists from refusing to dispense medication solely for philosophical, moral, or religious reasons

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 30, 2013 referred to higher education

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S3146 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6810, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S894A
2009-2010: S2979

S3146 - Summary

Prohibits pharmacists from refusing to dispense medication solely for philosophical, moral, or religious reasons.

S3146 - Sponsor Memo

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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