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Florida Laws: FL Statutes - Title XXXII Chapter 474 Veterinary Medical Practice

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  • 474.201   Purpose.
    The Legislature finds that the practice of veterinary medicine is potentially dangerous to the public health and safety if conducted by incompetent and unlicensed practitioners....
  • 474.202   Definitions.
    As used in this chapter:(1) "Animal" means any mammal other than a human being or any bird, amphibian, fish, or reptile, wild or domestic, living or...
  • 474.203   Exemptions.
    This chapter does not apply to:(1) Any faculty member practicing only in conjunction with teaching duties at a school or college of veterinary medicine located in...
  • 474.204   Board of Veterinary Medicine.
    (1) To carry out the provisions of this chapter, there is created within the department the Board of Veterinary Medicine consisting of seven members, who shall...
  • 474.205   Headquarters.
    The board shall maintain its official headquarters in the City of Tallahassee.History.—ss. 1, 2, ch. 79-228; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 15, 16, ch....
  • 474.206   Authority to make rules.
    The board has authority to adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this chapter conferring duties upon it.History.—ss. 1,...
  • 474.2065   Fees.
    The board, by rule, shall establish fees for application and examination, reexamination, license renewal, inactive status, renewal of inactive status, license reactivation, periodic inspection of...
  • 474.207   Licensure by examination.
    (1) Any person desiring to be licensed as a veterinarian shall apply to the department to take a licensure examination. The board may by rule adopt...
  • 474.211   Renewal of license.
    (1) The department shall renew a license upon receipt of the renewal application and fee and an affidavit of compliance with continuing education requirements set by...
  • 474.2125   Temporary license.
    (1) The board shall adopt rules providing for the issuance of a temporary license to a licensed veterinarian of another state for the purpose of enabling...
  • 474.213   Prohibitions; penalties.
    (1) No person shall:(a) Lead the public to believe that such person is licensed as a veterinarian, or is engaged in the licensed practice of veterinary medicine,...
  • 474.214   Disciplinary proceedings.
    (1) The following acts shall constitute grounds for which the disciplinary actions in subsection (2) may be taken:(a) Attempting to procure a license to practice veterinary medicine...
  • 474.2145   Subpoena of certain records.
    Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department may issue subpoenas duces tecum requiring the names and addresses of some or all the...
  • 474.215   Premises permits.
    (1) Any establishment, permanent or mobile, where a licensed veterinarian practices must have a premises permit issued by the department. Upon application and payment of a...
  • 474.216   License and premises permit to be displayed.
    Each person to whom a license or premises permit is issued shall keep such document conspicuously displayed in her or his office, place of business,...
  • 474.2165   Ownership and control of veterinary medical patient records; report or copies of records to be furnished.
    (1) As used in this section, the term "records owner" means any veterinarian who generates a medical record after making a physical examination of, or administering...
  • 474.217   Licensure by endorsement.
    (1) The department shall issue a license by endorsement to any applicant who, upon applying to the department and remitting a fee set by the board,...
  • 474.2185   Veterinarians consent; handwriting samples; mental or physical examinations.
    A veterinarian who accepts a license to practice veterinary medicine in this state shall, by so accepting the license or by making and filing a...
  • 474.221   Impaired practitioner provisions; applicability.
    Notwithstanding the transfer of the Division of Medical Quality Assurance to the Department of Health or any other provision of law to the contrary, veterinarians...

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