PA 13-230—SB 918

Environment Committee

Public Health Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST VETERINARIANS

SUMMARY: This act allows the Connecticut Board of Veterinary Medicine, when determining if a veterinarian acted with negligence, to consider the American Veterinary Medical Association's published standards of care and guidelines, including those for using, distributing, and prescribing prescription drugs. By law, the board can discipline a veterinarian for a number of causes, including cruelty or negligence toward animals or birds.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2013

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