A license to dispense legal medication legally prescribed by doctors is not and should never be a license to impose one's personal beliefs (religious or other) on pharmacy customers. It should be remembered that only licensed pharmacists who have voluntarily chosen their profession may dispense prescribed medications. Refusal to dispense legal and legally prescribed medications properly should result in revocation of that license.
This bill represents sound public policy even though it stops short of requiring license revocation for refusal to dispense on moral-ethical-religious grounds. (The proposal does make revocation a possibility, though.) Importantly, it leaves wiggle room for pharmacists to privately devise workarounds that allow for individual pharmacists to exercise their individual consciences while ensuring the public is properly served by the filling of all legal prescriptions.