SB 0424 Revises licensing of veterinarians and related workers
LR Number:S1470.01T Fiscal Note:1470-01
Committee:Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism
Last Action:07/13/99 - Signed by Governor Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 424 - This act creates several new provisions in the law relating the licensure of veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Under the act, a veterinary intern is a person who has a DVM but who is in clinical training in a special field. The Board may require applicants to participate in a veterinary candidacy program under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The Board may require continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

A veterinarian may practice as an employee of a corporation or other business only if the business has agreed in writing that medical decisions will be made by the veterinarian alone.

If an applicant for licensure as a veterinarian or veterinary technician fails the examination three times, the applicant must take 30 hours of continuing education if the applicant has applied to be licensed as a veterinarian and 10 hours if the application is for licensure as a technician.

The act provides immunity for a veterinarian acting in good faith in a veterinary emergency situation.