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Maine Pharmacist Refusal Clause

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Maine

Number

Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 32, § 13795

Status

Current

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

legislature.maine.gov

Maine law allows a pharmacist or person acting at the direction of a pharmacist to exercise discretion and refuse to fill any prescription, dispense any drug or sell any targeted methamphetamine precursor if unsatisfied as to the legitimacy or appropriateness of any prescription presented, the validity of any photographic identification or the identity of any patient presenting a prescription or any person acting on behalf of the patient.

A pharmacist or person acting at the direction of a pharmacist who in good faith refuses to fill any prescription, dispense any drug or sell any targeted methamphetamine precursor is immune from any civil liability.

The law, enacted in 1995, does not require the refusing pharmacist to provide notification or referrals to individuals seeking prescriptions.