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ETH-028: Legitimate Medical Orders or Valid Prescriptions

 
Legitimate Medical Orders or Valid Prescriptions: The Wisconsin Medical Society believes that non-physician clinicians/pharmacists should not be able to ignore, neglect, or disobey legitimate medical orders or valid prescriptions written by physicians. Non-physician clinicians/pharmacists who find this morally objectionable may choose to not comply with orders written by physicians, but must make every legitimate effort to provide patients with information on where these orders or prescriptions can be filled. (HOD, 0417)