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Bill Detail: HB24-1047

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Title Veterinary Technician Scope of Practice
Status Governor Signed (03/22/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
  • Professions & Occupations
House Sponsors M. Catlin (R)
K. McCormick (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

Water Resources and Agriculture Review Committee. The
board of veterinary medicine (board) is required to promulgate rules
establishing certain veterinary medicine tasks that a licensed veterinarian
may delegate to veterinary technicians and veterinary technician
specialists and the recommended level of supervision for the tasks.
A licensed veterinarian may delegate tasks pursuant to the board's
rules after first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship with
an animal or group of animals and the owner of the animal or animals.
The licensed veterinarian is required to provide an appropriate level of
supervision of the veterinary technician or veterinary technician specialist
in accordance with applicable rules of the board. If there are not
applicable rules related to the specific veterinary task that is being
delegated, the veterinarian may delegate the task based on the assessment
of the veterinary medical care being provided, the experience, education,
and training of the person providing the care, and in compliance with all
state and federal laws.
Beginning on January 1, 2026, the bill authorizes a veterinary
technician to receive a veterinary technician specialist designation as part
of the veterinary technician's registration, grants title protection for
veterinary technician specialists, and prohibits the unauthorized practice
as a veterinary technician specialist by a person who does not have a
veterinary technician specialist designation.

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