AN ACT TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO THE VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT AND TO MAKE VARIOUS CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES BUDGET PROVISIONS IN THE 2022 BUDGET.
Revises Article 11, Veterinarians, of GS Chapter 90 as follows. Makes technical and clarifying changes to the Article's definitions. Adds the term veterinary consulting, defined as when any person, whose expertise the veterinarian believes would benefit the veterinarian's patient, provides advice by any means of communication to a veterinarian at the veterinarian's direction or request; specifies that veterinary consulting does not constitute the practice of veterinary medicine by that act alone. Eliminates the term veterinary student preceptee. Makes conforming changes throughout to eliminate provisions regulating veterinary student preceptees. Makes technical conforming changes. Effective October 1, 2021.
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