No conscience clause for Nevada R.Ph.s

May 1, 2006

The Nevada pharmacy board has ruled that pharmacists can refuse tofill scripts based on professional judgment but not on theirreligious or personal beliefs. The regulation permits pharmaciststo refuse to dispense if a script is unlawful, potentially harmfulto the patient, or not for legitimate medical purposes.

The Nevada pharmacy board has ruled that pharmacists can refuse to fill scripts based on professional judgment but not on their religious or personal beliefs. The regulation permits pharmacists to refuse to dispense if a script is unlawful, potentially harmful to the patient, or not for legitimate medical purposes. Pharmacists who refuse to dispense based on professional judgment are required to speak to the prescribing physician to resolve concerns. The regulation will be reviewed by a legislative subcommittee.

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