SB 158-1_ Filed 01/28/2000, 14:40
that Senate Bill 158 be amended to read as follows:
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Page 3, between lines 16 and 17, begin a new paragraph and insert:
SOURCE: IC 15-5-1.1-8; (00)MO015801.2. -->
"SECTION 2. IC 15-5-1.1-8 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000]: Sec. 8. (a) The powers
enumerated in this section are granted for the purpose of enabling the
board to effectively supervise the practice of veterinary medicine and
are to be construed liberally to accomplish this objective.
(b) The board is vested with the sole authority to determine the
qualifications of applicants for:
(1) a license to practice veterinary medicine in this state; and
(2) registration to practice as a veterinary technician in this state.
(c) The board is vested with the sole authority to issue, renew, deny,
suspend, or revoke:
(1) licenses and special permits to practice veterinary medicine in
this state; and
(2) registrations or special permits to practice as a veterinary
technician in this state.
(d) The board is vested with sole authority to discipline licensed
veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians consistent with the
provisions of this chapter and the rules adopted thereunder.
(e) The board is vested with the sole authority to determine the
(1) The examinations applicants are required to take.
(2) The subjects to be covered.
(3) The places where and the dates on which examinations will be
(4) The deadlines for applying to take the examinations.
(f) The board may establish by rule minimum standards of
continuing education for the renewal of licenses to practice veterinary
medicine and for the renewal of registrations as a veterinary technician.
(g) The board shall adopt by rule standards of professional conduct
for the competent practice of veterinary medicine and the competent
practice of a veterinary technician.
(h) Subject to IC 25-1-7, the board may conduct investigations for
the purpose of discovering violations of this chapter:
(1) by licensed veterinarians or registered veterinary technicians;
(2) by persons practicing veterinary medicine without a license or
persons practicing as a registered veterinary technician without
(i) The board may inspect, without notice and during normal
working hours, veterinary hospitals, clinics, or other establishments to
determine if such places meet the board's standards of cleanliness and
sanitation as defined by the board's rules.
(j) The board may hold hearings on all matters properly brought
before it and in connection thereto may administer oaths, receive
evidence, make findings, and enter orders consistent with the findings.
The board may require by subpoena the attendance and testimony of
witnesses and the production of papers, records, or other documentary
evidence and commission depositions. The board may designate one
(1) or more of its members to serve as its hearing officer.
(k) The board may bring proceedings in the courts for the
enforcement of this chapter or any rules made pursuant thereto.
(l) The board shall have fees collected for examining and licensing
veterinarians and for examining and registering veterinary technicians.
(m) The board may enter into reciprocal agreements with its
counterpart boards in other states and may effect such agreements by
(n) The board may appoint from its own membership one (1) or
more members to act as representatives of the board at any meeting
within or without the state where such representation is deemed
(o) The bureau shall provide the board with full or part-time
professional and clerical personnel and supplies including printed
matter and equipment necessary to effectuate the provisions of this
(p) The board may, in the manner prescribed by IC 4-22-2, adopt
such reasonable rules as it deems necessary for the performance of its
duties, consistent with this chapter and other applicable laws of this
state. Any rule adopted under, and applicable to, the prior veterinarian
and veterinary technician licensing and registration laws (IC 15-5-1
and IC 15-5-1.5) continues in effect under this chapter until rescinded
or amended by the board.
(q) The board may adopt an appropriate seal which may be affixed
to all license and registration certificates and other official documents
of the board.".
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Page 5, line 11, strike "before the date of the".
Page 5, line 12, strike "examination." and insert " not later than the
time the board may prescribe under section 8(e) of this chapter.
Page 6, delete line 15.
Page 6, line 16, delete "technician on inactive status,".
Page 6, line 16, delete "the board" and insert "The board".
Page 6, line 16, after "waive the" insert " continuing education
requirements, if any, and
Page 6, line 18, delete "renewal".
Page 6, line 18, after "period" insert " the board places the license
or registration of a veterinarian or technician on inactive status
Renumber all SECTIONS consecutively.
(Reference is to SB 158 as printed January 28, 2000.)
MO015801/DI 88 2000