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Introduced Version House Bill 2987 History

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H. B.2987


(By Delegate DeLong)


[Introduced March 11, 2005; referred to the

Committee on the Government Organization.]





A BILL to amend and reenact §30-10-9 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to the licensing of veterinarians; the issuance of temporary permits to certain otherwise qualified applicants; and allowing for the issuance of a temporary permit to otherwise qualified graduates of foreign veterinary schools who are waiting to take clinical proficiency examination, as long as their activities are under the direct supervision and control of a licensed veterinarian.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §30-10-9 of the code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
§30-10-9. Temporary permits.

(a) The board may issue without examination a temporary permit to practice veterinary medicine in this state:
(a) (1) To a qualified applicant for license pending examination: Provided, That such temporary permit shall expire the day after the giving of notice of the results of the first examination held after the permit is issued;
(2) To an otherwise qualified applicant for license pending examination who has met all of the qualifications for certification from the Education for Foreign Veterinary Graduates, with the exception of the Clinical Proficiency Examination: Provided, That the veterinary practice conducted pursuant to the temporary permit are conducted under the direct and personal instruction, control or supervision of a licensed veterinarian; Provided, however, That the duration of any such temporary permit granted by the board shall not extend beyond the time necessary for the permit holder to take and receive the results of the Clinical Proficiency Examination.
(b) (3) To a nonresident veterinarian validly licensed in another state, territory, or district of the United States or a foreign country who pays the registration fee specified in the fee schedule established and published by the board. A temporary permit shall not be issued to a nonresident veterinarian for a period of more than sixty days, but may be renewed in the discretion of the board.
(b) For purposes of this section, "direct and personal instruction, control or supervision" means that a veterinarian licensed by the board is physically in the immediate proximity and personally supervising a temporary permittee while a permittee is practicing acts of veterinary medicine: Provided, That in instances where a permittee is at a temporary site for the purpose of delivering services to large animals or if a permittee is administering emergency services not during regular office hours, phone contact constitutes direct and personal instruction, control or supervision.
(c) A temporary permit may be summarily revoked by majority vote of the board without a hearing.

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to allow the West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine to issue temporary permits to practice veterinary medicine to otherwise qualified graduates of foreign veterinary schools who are waiting to take clinical proficiency examination, as long as their activities are under the direct supervision and control of a licensed veterinarian.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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