bill was introduced by Representative Rich Chrismer and read for the first
time on February 17, 2000.
SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2043
90TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
To amend chapter 338, RSMo, relating to pharmacies and pharmacists, by
adding thereto one new section relating to the same subject.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri,
Section A. Chapter 338, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section,
to be known as section 338.200, to read as follows:
338.200. 1. No pharmacist, public or private, shall be required to fill a
prescription, if the filling of such prescription is contrary to
the established policy of, or the moral, ethical or religious beliefs of,
such pharmacist. No cause of action shall accrue against any such pharmacist
on account of such refusal to fill a prescription.
2. No person shall be denied or discriminated against in the reception of
any public benefit, assistance or privilege whatsoever or in any employment,
public or private, on the grounds that such person refuses to fill certain
3. Any person who shall deny or discriminate against a pharmacist for
refusal to fill a prescription shall be liable to the party injured in an
action at law, suit in equity or other redress.