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The law that governs the practice of vet med and vet tech
Each state writes its own

The practice act

2

There is a model (recommended) practice act that has been developed by the

Has nys adopted it ?

AVMA and NAVTA
No

3

The state veterinary board is appointed by

The board of regents

4

The state veterinary board is composed of
Advised by

Veterinarians
Vet techs
One or two members of the public
A government official
Advised by the states legal counsel

5

State veterinary board writes the __________________ more specifically codes of conduct based on the practice act

Rules and regulations

6

The state veterinary board advises both the _____ and ______ on matters of professional regulation and disciplinary action.

Board of Regents and the State Education Department

7

What board verifies or denies eligibility of applicants for licensure as a DVM or LVT

State veterinary board

8

Responsible for investigating complaints of malpractice or unethical conduct

State veterinary board

9

Can suspend or revoke licenses and impose fines

State veterinary board

10

Immediate supervision

Veterinarian is within direct eyesight and/or hearing range

11

Direct supervision

Veterinarian is on the premises and readily available

12

In nys vet techs must have _____ supervision in order to administer rabies vaccines

Direct

13

Indirect supervision

Veterinarian is not necessarily on the premises but is accessible (phone)

14

Vet and vet techs have to renew their license every _____ years

3

15

Nys requires LVTs to complete a min of ____ hours of CE every ____ years.

24 hours every 3 years

16

Continuing education (CE) for DVMs and LVTs is recommended for every state by

AMVA model rules and regulations would

17

What VCPR stands for

Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship

18

Basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients and their patients

VCPR

19

A VCPR exists when what conditions have been met

Vet agrees to provide care, client agrees to follow instructions
Vet had recently examined the animal and/or visited the premises
Vet is available for follow up or has provided coverage for it

20

Laws that are written and that have been enacted by governmental bodies “on the books”

Legislative Law

21

Examples of Legislative law are

Veterinary practice act
Professional rules and regulations
Local ordinances governing veterinary practices

22

Law not written down, subject to interpretation. Based on established codes of acceptable conduct, customs, and practices

Common law

23

Common law is enforced by who in a court of law

Judges
Not the jury

24

2 types of common law

Ordinary negligence and professional negligence (malpractice)

25

(Common law) failure to comply w common law that is NOT directly related to the practice of a licensed profession

Ordinary negligence

26

(Common law) failure to comply with common law that IS directly related to the practice of a licensed profession

Professional Negligence (malpractice)

27

To win a malpractice suit the plaintiff must provide 3 things...

The vet/vet tech agreed to treat and did treat the patient
The vet/vet tech failed to provide reasonable level of medical care
Patient was injured as a result of negligence

28

Federal government agencies that regulate Vet Med

CDC
DEA
USDA
AWA
OSHA
EDA

29

DEA. What it stands for
What it is responsible for

Drug enforcement administration
Vets must register w DEA in order to purchase controlled substances
Regulates: purchase storage record-keeping and disposal of subs

30

CDC what it stands for
What it’s responsible for

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Regulates threats to human health including handling of zoonotic diseases
Reportable diseases