Bill Summary for H 648 (2021)

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May 11 2021

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View NCGA Bill Details2021
House Bill 648 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 22, 2021
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN EXEMPTION TO THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE FOR EMERGENCY PERSONNEL WHO RENDER EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TO AN INJURED K-9 POLICE ANIMAL OR AN INJURED SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG AT THE SCENE OF AN EMERGENCY.
Intro. by Sasser.

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House committee substitute amends the 1st edition as follows.

Amends the proposed exemption to GS 90-187.10 (exemptions from need for veterinary license) to now add an exemption allowing emergency medical services personnel to provide emergency medical transport or services to an injured certified search and rescue dog deployed by or contracted to work with a federal, State, or local agency or department at the scene of an emergency, in addition to an injured K-9 police unit animal at the scene of an emergency. Specifies that emergency medical dispatchers are not considered emergency medical services personnel for purposes of this exemption.

Revises proposed GS 131E-155.2 to expand the immunity granted to emergency medical services personnel providing emergency medical services to a K-9 police unit animal at the scene of an emergency to also include providing such services to an injured search and rescue dog, defined as a dog certified by any national certification organization that is deployed by or contracted to work with a federal, State, or local agency or department, and emergency medical dispatchers are not considered emergency medical services personnel. Makes conforming changes.

Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.

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