Bill Status of HB0464 93rd General Assembly
Short Description: VETERINARY MEDICINE ACT 2004
Rep. Angelo Saviano - John A. Fritchey - Sara Feigenholtz - William B. Black
(Sen. Richard J. Winkel, Jr.)
| 1/11/2005||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 1994. Changes the short title of the Act to the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004. Makes changes to provisions concerning definitions, exemptions from the application of the Act, unlawful practice, applicants for licensure from non-approved veterinary schools, temporary permits, expiration and renewal of a license, and disciplinary actions. Changes references to veterinary technicians to certified veterinary technicians. Makes other changes. Amends various other Acts to change references to the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 1994 to the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004. Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act to provide for the repeal of the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004 on January 1, 2014. Effective December 31, 2003.
House Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the bill as introduced with the following changes. Further amends the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 1994. Makes changes in the definition of "certified veterinary technician". Defines "accredited college of veterinary medicine". Changes references to approved programs of veterinary medicine and surgery to accredited college of veterinary medicine. Makes changes in provisions concerning application of the Act. Makes changes regarding qualifications for licensure. Adds failing to report a case of suspected aggravated cruelty, torture, or animal fighting to the grounds for discipline under the Act. Provides that nothing in the Act exempts a licensee from the mandatory reporting requirements regarding suspected acts of aggravated cruelty, torture, and animal fighting. Makes other changes.