Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Washington State Board of Pharmacy to End Rule Forbidding Pharmacies to Discriminate or Delay in Dispensing Medications
RH Reality Check: A Step Backward in Washington: State to Undo Rule Mandating Pharmacies Fill Prescriptions Without Discrimination, by Amie Newman:
On Tuesday, August 17th the Washington State Board of Pharmacy made it official. They intend to revise the rules on pharmacy refusal in the state. From Planned Parenthood Votes Washington:
On Tuesday, August 17th, the Washington State Board of Pharmacy (BOP) issued an official notice that they intend to make a new pharmacy rule and end the requirement that pharmacies dispense medications without discrimination or delay.
We've previously reported on the events leading up to the board's decision to revisit its own rule that pharmacies must fill all prescriptions, including emergency contraception, and preparing to defend that position in court.The Pharmacy Board's pro-choice position has shifted, apparently. . . .