AZ Vet Med Examining Board 2018 Revised Statues
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any animal other than human
AZ state vet med examining board
Certified Veterinary Teacher
Graduate of minimum 2 years from AVMA accredited vet tech program & passed boards OR person certified on/before 12/31/10
providing professional/expert advice requested by a veterinarian licensed in AZ and rendered on a specific case basis
substance registered/controlled under federal controlled substances
heating process that reduces animal remains to bone fragments by combustion/evaporation
building/portion of building licensed pursuant to article 8 and houses a retort in which only animal remains are cremated
licensed veterinarian physically present at location where care is performed
professional misconduct/unreasonable lack of professional skill in performance of professional practice
treatment of a patient/practice of vet med resulting in injury, unnecessary suffering or death that was caused by carelessness, negligence, or disregard of established principles/practices
licensed veterinarian not physically present at location where animal health care is performed but has given written or oral instructions for treatment of patient
Letter of concern
advisory letter to notify a veterinarian that (though insufficient evidence to support disciplinary action) the board believes the vet should modify/eliminate certain practices and continuation of activities that led to board investigation/action
person currently licensed to practice medicine in the state
Licensed Vet Faculty Member
person currently licensed to practice vet med as an employee of vet college in state
treatment in a manner contrary to accepted practices and injurious results
lacking sufficient medical knowledge and/or skill to a degree likely to endanger the health of patients; lacking equipment/supplies/medication to properly perform a procedure
failure of licensed vet to exercise reasonable care in practice of vet med
vet services are offered to the public once/month or more frequently
vet responsible to the board for compliance by licensed vet premises with laws/rule of AZ and the fed govt - pertaining to practice of vet med and responsible for establishment of policy at such premises
vet certified as a diplomate in a particular discipline by a national specialty board/college recognized by AVMA; after completion of additional ed/training (internship/residency) and passing required examinations/meeting required criteria
licensed vet responsible for care rendered to animal by a CVT or vet asst
outpatient vet services performed
24 hr services
vet services when a vet is on premises 24 hr/day
person received doctorate degree in vet med from vet college
Vet-client-patient relationship (VCPR)
1) vet assumed responsibility for making medical judgments regarding animal's health/need for medical tx and the client (owner/caretaker) has agreed to follow vet instructions.
2) vet has sufficient knowledge of animal to initiate at least general/preliminary diagnosis of animal's condition - sufficient knowledge is obtained when vet has recently seen/is personally acquainted with keeping/caring of the animal as result of examination and vet makes medically appropriate/timely visits to premises where animal is kept or when a vet affiliated with practice has reviewed medical record.
3) vet readily available for follow-up evaluation or arranged for emergency coverage or continuing care/tx by another vet with access to animal's medical records
individual who provides care under direct or indirect supervision of a vet or CVT
vet college/division of university/college that offers the degree of DVM or equivalent that conforms to standards required for accreditation by AVMA
Veterinary Faculty Member
person received a DVM from a vet college and is an employee of a vet college in AZ
veterinary surgery, obstetrics, dentistry, acupuncture, manipulation, other branches/specialties , prescribing/administering/dispensing drugs/meds for veterinary purposes
student regularly enrolled in vet college
How many board members are appointed and by which government official?
9 members appointed by the Governor (section 38-211)
What constitutes a term and for how many terms may a member serve?
term = 4 years; members shall not serve more than 2 terms
Under which conditions may a board member be removed?
1) notice and hearing before the governor finding continued neglect of duty, incompetence, or unprofessional/dishonorable conduct
2) written resignation submitted to governor
What are the requirements for licensed veterinarians to serve on the board?
work in an established practice location in AZ or employed by university/political subdivision of AZ and have resided in AZ for at least 5 years immediately preceding appointment; no more than 3 appointed vets may be from the same veterinary college
Professional roles of board members
5 - licensed veterinarians
3 - non-veterinarians (2 general public, 1 livestock)
1 - CVT
What are the requirements for CVTs to serve on the board?
currently employed in vet field in AZ, has practiced and resided in AZ for at least 5 years immediately preceding appointment
Who is ineligible for appointment to the board?
Any person who has been convicted of a violation of any provision, unless sanctions are lifted directly by appointment from the Governor (section 32-2233, subsection B)
Chairmen and other appointed offices carry what term conditions?
term = 1 year ending 6/30 or until officer's successor is elected/qualifies
What is the rate of compensation for board members?
Not to exceed $100 for each day engaged in service of the board
When are annual reports due, and who submits them to which government official?
10/1 annually, submitted by chairman of board to the Governor
What is included in annual reports?
- summary of licenses/certificates denied, suspended, revoked
- licensees censured/placed on probation
- financial statement for preceding fiscal year
Additional annual reports can be submitted by individual members - what do this contain?
Any board member may submit individual reports with comments on licensing/disciplinary activities
How many board meetings are required?
one annually, additional meetings are allowed as necessary
Who calls special meetings?
chairman of the board
Prior to each board meeting, who is informed?
A call to the public is made informing attendees that any member of the public may address the board regarding any matter that appears on the agenda
What is taped and for how long are tapes retained?
All discussions of complaints that are not conducted in executive session; tapes are retained for 2 years
What is a quorum?
the majority of the board (5/9 members present)
How many members can hold a meeting?
At least a quorum
Into which accounts are fees and other board accruing revenue deposited?
10% go to the board, 90% deposited in the veterinary medical examining board fund
What roles do board personnel hold (as deemed necessary)
investigative, profession/clerical assistance
may board personnel by compensated?
yes as pursuant to 38-611
May the board contract with other state/fed agencies?
What is the primary duty of the board?
protect the PUBLIC from unlawful, incompetent, unqualified, impaired, or unprofessional practitioners of veterinary medicine through licensure and regulation of profession.
What are the powers/duties of the board?
1. administer/enforcing board rules
2. Regulate disciplinary actions; granting/denying/revoking/renewing/suspending licenses/certificates; rehab of licensees/certificate holders
3. prescribe forms/content/manner of application for licensure/certification/renewal of licensure/certification; setting deadlines for receipt of materials required by board
4. Keeping record of licensees/certificate holders, board actions taken concerning applicants, and receipt/disbursal of monies
5. Adopting official seal for attestation of licenses, certificates, and other official papers/documents
6. investigating charges of violations
7. employing executive director
8. Adopting rules that relate to qualifications/regulation of veterinarians/CVT/premises/mobile clinics/crematories
9. Establishing a rule fee/penalty for reproduction of documents, verification of info about a licensed vet by the request of licensing board or other jurisdiction, return of checks for insufficient funds/stop payment, and/or provision of list of names of vets/CVTs or premises licensed by the board
10. adopting rules that require board to inform members of public about the existence of office of ombudsman-citizens aide (section 41-1375)
What are the rules required of vets, CVTs, premises, mobile clinics, and crematories?
- minimum standards of practice
- provisions to ensure the public has reasonable access to non-confidential information about licensing/certification status of persons regulated and about resolved complaints against licensees/certificate holders
- provisions to ensure members of public have an opportunity to evaluate the services that the board provides to the public
- A provision that licensed vet faculty members are not subject to CE requirements
Who is immune from personal liability with respect to acts done/actions taken in good faith?
members, agents, employees, and committee members of the board
What is included in the board's plan for licensee/certificate holders engaged in drug/alcohol abuse?
education, intervention, therapeutic treatment, and post-treatment monitoring/support - goal for treatment and rehabilitation
what conditions must a private organization meet to be contracted for rehabilitation and treatment for licensee/certificate holders' drug/alcohol abuse?
1. periodic reports to board regarding treatment program activity
2. release all treatment records pursuant to written request form board
3. quarterly reports to board by case number with recommendations for participant continuing care, tx, supervision
4. immediate reporting of impairment when licensee/cert holder could be a danger to themselves or others
5. immediately report name or participant who refuses to submit to treatment or if impairment is not substantially alleviated through treatment.
how much of each fee collected from renewal of licenses can be allocated for drug/alcohol abuse treatment programs?
up to 5%
What outcomes exist for licensees/certificate holders impaired by drugs/alcohol?
1. enter a stipulation with board for probation or other action as provided by law
2. self-referring prior to investigation --> non-disciplinary and confidential contract for participation in rehab
What condition designates whether a rehab participant is confidential or known?
self-referral allows for confidentiality (unidentified) with the board
T/F - a known rehab participant may be terminated upon completion of the program
T - the board determines whether to reinstate or terminate participants upon completion of minimum tenure
What exceptions to licensure exist according to Article 2, section 32-211
1. employees of US Armed forces (commissioned vet med officer) or animal disease eradication division of USDA
2. Person treating animal belonging to himself/employer while in regular service of employer; care of animal without compensation
3. licensed vet of another state/foreign country consulting with licensed vet in this state
4. vet student performing acts of health care or prescribed vet procedures as part of educational experience (only if acts are assigned by licensed vet and student works under direct supervision of licensed vet)
5. vet assistant employed by licensed vet performing duties OTHER THAN px, dx, rx, sx
What conditions must be met for the board to issue a license to practice medicine?
- pass state board exam
- demonstrate scientific and practical knowledge of art and science of vet med
T/F - a vet faculty member license allows the licensee to practice medicine in any capacity in AZ
F - the licensee may one practice under official academic responsibilities
After how long can the board deny licensure to an applicant who satisfies all requirements but has not paid the issuance fee?
12 months after date of examination
Licensees are grandfathered into the provisions of law existing prior to which date?
Unless licensed to practice vet med, a person cannot be addressed by which titles?
DVM, VMD, doctor, veterinarian, professor (in relation to vet med), animal doctor, animal surgeon, or any abbreviation thereof
Unless otherwise provided by the board, when are licensing examinations?
January and June
What constitutes the examination for licensure?
NAVLE and state examination
T/F - veterinary faculty members must sit for state examination
For both NAVLE and state licensure exam, what is the passing score?
T/F - all exam materials, records of exam, grading, and performance/transcripts from educational institutions are confidential (not public record)
What are the 3 qualifications for licensure?
1. Good moral character
2. graduate of vet college accredited by AVMA
3. Pass NAVLE and state exam (no state exam for vet faculty member)
Under what conditions may the board waive examination requirements for licensure?
1. applicant holds active license in one or more states or Canada w/ verification that an exam was taken and passed
2. applicant lawfully and actively engaged in practice of vet med for 3 years of preceding 5 years or 6 years of preceding 10 years (majority) in one or more states
3. graduated from vet college recognized by board
4. passes state exam approved by board (75% passing)
5. pays a fee of $750
Under what conditions may the board waive examination requirements for SPECIALTY licensure?
1. applicant holds current certification as a specialist of a national board college recognized by AVMA
2. Practice is limited to scope of board certification
3. passes state exam approved by the board (75% passing)
4. Pays a fee of $750
Under what conditions may the board issue temporary licenses?
when license applicants or veterinarians licensed in other states enter AZ to provide voluntary services during state of emergency.
What criteria must be met of the applicant to be issued a temporary license?
Must be graduates of AVMA accredited college or holder of certificate from Educational commission for foreign veterinary graduates/Program for the assessment of veterinary education.
After how many days does a temporary permit expire?
T/F - An applicant of a temporary license is eligible to take the board examination on the next available date.
What action is taken if a temporary license applicant fails to take the board exam for a sufficient reason?
The board may extend the permit until the next examination date (majority vote).
How many times may the board extend a temporary permit?
After what period of time is a temporary permit invalidated upon termination of applicant employment?
When does an EMERGENCY temporary permit expire?
90 days after issuance or end of emergency (whichever occurs first)
Who is eligible for an EMERGENCY temporary permit?
licensed veterinarians in good standing in another state providing voluntary care during a state of emergency
T/F - An emergency temporary permit holder is not subject to investigation and disciplinary action by the AZ board?d
Within what distance may the board issue a non-resident permit authorizing extended practice from a neighboring state (CA, CO, NV, NM, UT)?
what is the fee for a non-resident permit?
On what date do licenses expire?
12/31 of every even numbered year
After what date does failure to pay for a license rest in forfeiture?
Upon restoration by the board, what is the fee for license reinstatement
$50 plus regular and past due fees
Upon licensure lapse, within what period of time does an applicant not have to re-examine?
What is the fee for a duplicate license?
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