pharmacy technician Q5

    Jim is the supervising pharmacist for a small local pharmacy. He is an active member of the community and knows most of the town’s people. One Saturday morning, Jenny, the 16-year-old daughter of a member of Jim’s church choir presents him with a prescription for birth control tablets. She asks Jim not to run the prescription through the family’s insurance plan. She simply wants to pay cash. Jim fills the prescription and, upon dispensing the medication, finds out Jenny has not told her parents about the birth control prescription. Jim is concerned that a 16-yar-old is receiving oral contraceptives without her parents’ knowledge. Jim wishes to tell Jenny’s father about her birth control pills but questions whether he should. If Jim were to tell Jenny’s parents about the birth control pills, would he be breaking her confidence? Or because Jenny is a minor, do her parents have the right to know, even without her consent? Do you think it would make a difference if Jenny were 18? 13? If Jenny had presented a prescription for something other than birth control pills, do you think Jim would have done the same?

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    A pharmacist is bound by state law only. Legal responsibility is the one that works.

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