Bill Summary for S 604 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO REGULATE IMPAIRMENT IN VETERINARY PRACTICE, ALLOW VETERINARY FACILITY PERMITTING, AND MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.Intro. by Rabon.
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Senate committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.
Adds the following. Amends GS 90-187.10 by providing that Article 11 (Veterinarians) does not prohibit a person from administering to food animals or to animals maintained for the produce of food or fiber; administering first aid (not including surgical or invasive procedures) to companion animals in emergency situations; or administering routine disease prevention pharmaceuticals to companion animals, so long as the animals are owned by the person or their employer.
Adds the requirement that the Veterinary Medical Board adopt rules to implement the changes to GS 90-186 that allowed the Board to establish requirements for a veterinary facility permit and requirements for a supervising veterinarian for each facility maintaining a valid veterinary facility permit.
Makes organizational changes.
Amends the act's effective date, which was October 1, 2019, and now makes changes effective when the act becomes law with changes to GS 90-181.1, GS 90-816 (except those described above), GS 90-187.10, the repeal of GS 90-187.11, and changes to GS 90-187.12 effective 60 days after the adoption of the required rules.