|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|
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.