Wednesday, March 16

Pharmacist Bill Basics

By the bill's author Joel Kleefisch:

Pharmacists are intelligent, proficiently trained state licensed professionals tasked with a benevolent mission; to improve other’s life through their intimate knowledge of medication. As medical professionals pharmacists neither require nor deserve a mandate forcing them to act in a manner contrary to their respective moral beliefs....

1. It allows pharmacists – based upon their moral and ethical beliefs— the right to refuse dispensing drugs or devices that could be used for abortion or assisted suicide.

2. Provides measures to protect pharmacists from disciplinary action from state agencies.

3. Expands the technical definition of creed (moral and ethical beliefs) so that to protect pharmacists rights to employment