Permits And Licenses

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Published: 2015

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VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD

 

DIVISION 10
PERMITS AND LICENSES

875-010-0000
Qualifications for Licenses and Permits
Applicants for Oregon veterinary licenses
shall meet the following requirements:
(1) Graduate from a veterinary
college or veterinary department of a university or college of good standing and
repute as defined in OAR 875-005-0005(9)(a)(b) or, if a graduate of an unaccredited
veterinary school, completion of all req1uirements of the Education Commission for
Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) program or the Program for the Assessment of
Veterinary Education (PAVE); and
(2)(a) Pass the North American
Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE) or the Naitonal Board Exam (NBE) and Clinical
Competency Test (CCT), and Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test as required
by OAR 875-010-0015(3).
(b) An applicant may request
a waiver of the Clinical Competency Test requirement if all the following conditions
are met:
(A) The applicant has graduated
from an accredited veterinary school or earned the ECFVG or PAVE certificate or
completed another equivalency program approved by the Board, as described in OAR
875-010-0000, prior to and including 1990;
(B) Has been engaged in active
veterinary clinical practice for at least five contiguous years immediately preceding
the date of application;
(C) Has held license(s) in good
standing in other state(s) or U.S. territories since graduation; and
(D) Has met Continuing Education
requirements at least equivalent to 10 hours per year during the five years immediately
preceding the date of application.
(E) The Board may request other
documentation of competent clinical practice.
(3) Temporary and active licenses
may be issued to applicants who have at least one year experience, as set out in
ORS 686.045(3) and 686.065(1)(b).
(4) The Board may refuse to
issue a license or permit to an applicant for any of the following:
(a) Violations of veterinary
practice laws and rules in other states, provinces or countries;
(b) Evidence of previous veterinary
incompetence or negligence;
(c) Violations of other laws
substantially related to the qualifications, functions or duties of veterinary medicine;
(d) The sale or use of illegal
drugs or substance abuse; or
(e) Making a misrepresentation
or omission on application or otherwise to the Board.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.045
& 686.065
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 1-17-14
875-010-0006
Procedures for Obtaining License
or Permit
(1) Graduate from a veterinary college
or veterinary department of a university or college as defined in OAR 875-005-0000(8).
(2) To apply for a veterinary
license, the applicant must complete an application form available from the Board
office. A completed application includes:
(a) An application form completed
and signed by the applicant and notarized;
(b) A copy of a college diploma
or a letter from the graduate's school verifying satisfactory graduation, or, if
a graduate of an unaccredited foreign veterinary school certification of satisfactory
completion of requirements of the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary
Graduates (ECFVG), or verification of completion of other foreign graduate equivalency
programs approved by the Board;
(c) A completed Oregon Jurisprudence
Exam/Regional Disease Test;
(d) Verification of veterinary
experience and certification of status of license(s) in other states if applicable;
(e) The license application
and Oregon Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease Test fee of $75.00.
(3) To register for the NAVLE,
the candidate shall apply to the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
(NBVME), www.nbvme.org.
(4) The applicant may take the
NAVLE in another state. For licensing in Oregon, NAVLE scores must be directly transferred
to the Board through the Veterinary Information Verifying Agency (VIVA).
(5) An applicant may request
a waiver of the Clinical Competency Test requirement if all the following conditions
are met:
(a) The applicant has graduated
from an accredited veterinary school or earned the ECFVG certificate or completed
another equivalency program approved by the Board, as described in OAR 875-010-0000,
prior to and including 1990;
(b) Has been engaged in active
veterinary clinical practice for at least five contiguous years immediately preceding
the date of application;
(c) Has held license(s) in good
standing in other state(s) or U.S. territories since graduation; and
(d) Has met continuing education
requirements at least equivalent to 10 hours per year during the five years immediately
preceding the date of application.
(e) The Board may request other
documentation of competent clinical practice.
(7) Neither NAVLE nor the National
Board Exam (NBE) requirement shall be waived.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.075
& 686.255
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 1-2011, f. &
cert. ef. 3-2-11
875-010-0016
Veterinary License Examinations
"North American Veterinary Licensing Examination
(NAVLE)": The National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) provides this
examination to test a candidate's qualification for entry-level clinical practice
and comprehensive veterinary knowledge. Effective November 2000, the NAVLE replaces
the National Board Examination (NBE) and Clinical Competency Test (CCT).
(1) NBVME is the sole provider
of the NAVLE. The NBVME will report the scores of NAVLE to the Board.
(2) The passing score for NAVLE
shall be 425. If the National Board Examination (NBE) and/or Clinical Competency
(CCT) were taken December 1992, or later, the candidate must receive a passing score
according to the criterion-referenced scoring method implemented by the Professional
Exam Service in December 1992.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.075
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11; VMEB 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 1-17-14
875-010-0021
Recalculation, Review and Appeal
of Examination Results
(1) The Jurisprudence Exam/Regional Disease
Test may be taken more than once, however, applicants who fail the JPE/RDT three
times may be required to make further attempts to pass in the presence of a Board
staff or member..
(2) An applicant may request
a review of the NAVLE examination results according to the review procedures of
the NBVME.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.075
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11; VMEB 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 1-17-14
875-010-0026
Intern, Active and Inactive Licenses
Upon approval of all required application
materials, the applicant may then apply for an intern or active license to practice
veterinary medicine in Oregon. License activation forms are available from the Board
office or on its website.
(1) The intern or active license
fee shall be $150 annually.
(2) If the applicant has satisfactorily
completed one year’s experience in the United States or its territories or
provinces, or in Canada, an active veterinary license will be issued and will expire
on the next following December 31st. Licensee shall renew the license according
to OAR 875-010-0065.
(3) If applicant has less than
one year’s experience, an Intern Permit (intern license) will be issued. The
intern license will expire following the total number of days necessary to complete
one year’s practice experience, under supervision of an Oregon licensed veterinarian,
pursuant to ORS 686.085 and OAR 875-010-0050:
(a) Upon completion of the internship,
the intern may apply for an active license, pursuant to OAR 875-010-0065. Late fees
up to $150 will apply for each month the application is late if the intern has continued
to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon after expiration of the intern license;
(b) The supervising veterinarian
shall complete an experience verification form attesting that the intern has satisfactorily
completed the internship and the intern shall submit this form with the application
for an active license.
(4) An inactive license may
be issued to any applicant who does not meet Continuing Education requirements.
Inactive licensees shall not practice veterinary medicine in Oregon. The inactive
license fee shall be $100 annually.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.095
& 686.255
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08; VMEB 1-2013, f. &
cert. ef. 10-4-13; VMEB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-13
875-010-0031
Registration of Veterinary Facilities;
Managing Veterinarian; Registration Denial, Suspension, Revocation; Inspection
(1) Each veterinary medical facility
in Oregon as defined in 875-005-0005 must register with the Board and designate
a Managing Veterinarian with the following exceptions:
(a) Any facilities owned
and operated by a local, regional, state or federal government agency
(b) Facilities where privately
owned animals are housed and where mobile veterinarians or mobile veterinary clinics
may routinely come to provide veterinary services, e.g., private barn, home, boarding
stable or animal event location
(c) Locations where animals
are undergoing a medical crisis and conditions preclude transport to a veterinary
facility (accident site)
(d) Temporary facilities
established under a declared emergency
(e) Teaching facilities as
established by AVMA-accredited schools of veterinary science or veterinary technology.
(2) Requirements for registered
Veterinary Facilities
(a) Each facility registration
expires on December 31st or upon a change in facility ownership.
(b) Each facility identified
by a separate physical address will be considered a separate facility requiring
registration.
(c) Mobile facilities, unless
operated as a satellite of a registered fixed facility, will require individual
registration.
(d) Temporary facilities,
providing only spay/neuter, vaccinations, micro-chipping and examinations may operate
up to 15 days per year at any one location under the registration of an Oregon fixed-location
facility and under the oversight of the fixed-location’s Managing Veterinarian,
unless otherwise approved by the Board.
(3) Requirements for the
Managing Veterinarian.
(a) Provide the Board with
documented authority from the facility owner to maintain the facility within the
standards set forth by this chapter.
(b) Ensure facilities maintain
and post a valid facility registration issued by the Board.
(c) Ensure timely provision
of medical record copies from the facility when requested.
(d) A veterinary intern (OAR
875-010-0026) may not be designated as Managing Veterinarian.
(e) A licensee with a relevant
disciplinary history or who has been or currently is under a disciplinary order
of the Board may be denied designation as Managing Veterinarian.
(f) No one veterinarian may
act as the Managing Veterinarian for more than four separate facilities at any one
time. If designated as Managing Veterinarian for more than two separate facilities,
none of the facilities may be more than 100 miles apart.
(g) The Managing Veterinarian
must be physically present at each of their facilities at least five days out of
any thirty-day period and be available to provide continuous oversight to all facilities.
(4) Procedures for any change
in the Managing Veterinarian. The Managing Veterinarian on record with the Board
as responsible for a facility remains responsible for that facility until one of
the following occurs:
(a) The Board is notified
in writing of a new Managing Veterinarian that has accepted responsibility.
(b) The Board is notified
in writing that the Managing Veterinarian wishes to be relieved of the position
and associated responsibilities.
(c) The Managing Veterinarian
is incapacitated to the extent that they cannot provide oversight of any facility.
(5) Applicants for facility
registration must complete an application form available from the Board.
(6) A completed application
will include payment of $150 registration fee, inspector’s or self-certification
of compliance with minimum standards of OAR 875-015-0020 and 875-015-0030, and designation
of a Managing Veterinarian as defined in 875-015-0065.
(7) Denial of Facility Registration
Application. The Board may deny an application for facility registration or renewal
if:
(a) The application is incomplete
or the registration fee is not submitted.
(b) The facility fails to
meet minimum standards or fails to correct deficiencies within an appropriate time
frame following inspection.
(c) The designated Managing
Veterinarian fails meet the minimum facility standards listed in OAR 875-015-0020
and OAR 875-015-0030.
(d) No Managing Veterinarian,
meeting all requirements of this chapter, has been designated.
(8) Suspension or Revocation
of a Facility Registration. The Board may withhold, suspend or revoke a facility
registration if:
(a) No Managing Veterinarian
is designated for the facility for more than 15 consecutive days. An interim Managing
Veterinarian may be designated for a period not to exceed 30 days total.
(b) When it has been determined
by the Board that the managing Veterinarian has failed to meet all the minimum facility
standards as provided for in the rules of this act.
(c) Investigation or inspection
has revealed unresolved public health and safety risks or other conditions noncompliant
with OAR 875-015-0020 and OAR 875-015-0030.
(9) All Facility Registrations
terminate upon a change in the facility owner.
(10) Inspection of Facilities:
The purpose of inspection is to ensure that public health and safely is maintained
by meeting the minimum facility standards listed in OAR 875-015-0020 and 875-015-0030.
The Board may designate or employ qualified persons to do the inspections and may
delegate inspections to other state or federal agency regulators. Prior to January
2017 the Board may accept self-certification of compliance by the Managing Veterinarian
in-lieu-of inspection. This self-certification shall be submitted using a form provided
by the Board.
(a) The Board may inspect
each veterinary facility:
(A) Before a new facility
receives an initial facility registration
(B) Periodically, at least
once every three years
(b) The board may inspect
any veterinary facility:
(A) At any time upon receipt
of a complaint or if it has cause to believe the facility is noncompliant with OAR
875-015-0020 or 875-015-0030.
(B) Upon a change in ownership
or a change in the Managing Veterinarian
(C) As follow-up at any time
after an inspection has found non-compliant conditions.
(c) Initial and periodic
facility inspections may be waived for facilities holding a current American Animal
Hospital Association (AHAA) certification.
(d) Inspections may be documented
in writing and by audio, video and still picture recording.
(e) Upon an inspection finding
of non-compliance with OAR 875-015-0020 or 875-015-0030, the Board or its representative
may do any or all of the following:
(A) Establish a reasonable
time line for bringing the facility into compliance
(B) Issue a civil penalty
or citation
(C) Restrict facility operations
when the failure to meet minimum facility standards poses an unresolved risk to
public health and safety or other conditions noncompliant with OAR 875-015-0020
or 875-015-0030.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.130

Hist.: VMEB 1-2015, f. &
cert. ef. 11-13-15
875-010-0045
Student Interns
(1) Any person wishing to work in Oregon
as a student intern may do so if he or she is engaged in a student intern program
administered by a veterinary college or university, or a veterinary technology program,
approved by the Board or the American Veterinary Medical Association.
(2) Supervision of student interns.
All acts which a student intern may perform must be under the direct supervision
of a licensed veterinarian. “Direct supervision” means that each act
shall be performed by the student intern only after receiving specific directions
from and in the presence of an Oregon licensed veterinarian. Certified Veterinary
Technician student interns may work under direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian
or Certified Veterinary Technician.
(3) Veterinary student interns
may perform the following acts:
(a) Obtaining and Recording
Information. Student interns may obtain and record the following information:
(A) Complete admission records,
including recording the statements made by the client concerning the patient’s
problems and history. Student interns may also record their own observations of
the patient. However, student interns cannot state or record their opinion concerning
diagnosis of the patient;
(B) Maintain daily progress
records, surgery logs, X-ray logs, Drug Enforcement Agency logs, and all other routine
records as directed by the supervising veterinarian.
(b) Perform surgery, if relevant
coursework has been successfully completed, and if determined by the supervising
veterinarian to be competent in basic surgical techniques;
(c) Preparation of patients,
instruments, equipment, and medicants for surgery. Student interns may:
(A) Prepare and sterilize surgical
packs;
(B) Clip, surgically scrub,
and disinfect the surgical site in preparation for surgery;
(C) Administer preanesthetic
drugs as prescribed by the supervising veterinarian;
(D) Position the patient for
anesthesia;
(E) Administer anesthesia as
prescribed by the supervising veterinarian;
(F) Operate anesthetic machines,
oxygen equipment, and monitoring equipment.
(d) Collection of specimens
and performance of laboratory procedures. Preceptees and Student Interns may:
(A) Collect urine, feces, sputum,
and all other excretions for laboratory analysis;
(B) Collect blood samples for
laboratory;
(C) Collect skin scrapings;
(D) Perform routine laboratory
procedures including urinalysis, fecal analyses, hematological, and serological
examinations.
(e) Assisting the veterinarian
in diagnostic medical and surgical procedures. Student interns may assist supervising
veterinarians in the following diagnostic, medical, and surgical proceedings:
(A) Take the patient’s
temperature, pulse and respiration;
(B) Medically bathe the patient;
(C) Administer topical, oral,
hypodermic, and intravenous medication as directed by the supervising veterinarian;
(D) Operate diagnostic imaging
equipment;
(E) Perform dental prophylaxis,
including operating ultrasonic dental instruments.
(f) Student interns may perform
other acts not specifically enumerated herein under the supervision of a veterinarian
licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Oregon.
(4) Certified Veterinary Technician
student interns may perform all the acts enumerated in OAR 875-030-0040(2) and may
not perform the acts prohibited in 875-030-0050.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.040(13)
Hist.: VE 7-1978, f. &
ef. 7-10-78; VME 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-94; VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert.
ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2010, f. & cert. ef. 5-6-10; VMEB 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 1-17-14
875-010-0050
Supervision of Interns
An intern license is issued for the purpose
of providing a supervised internship to veterinarians who have less than one (1)
year experience following graduation from a veterinary school or college as defined
in OAR 875-005-0005(8).
(1) "Supervision," as used in
ORS 686.085, requires an Oregon licensed veterinarian to provide supervision of
the Intern as follows:
(a) Direct supervision of the
Intern for each and every procedure until such time as the supervising veterinarian
reasonably concludes that the Intern has sufficient training and experience to competently
conduct a particular procedure, or class of procedures, independently;
(b) The supervising veterinarian
shall document and make available to the Board, if requested, the documentation
used in making the decision to allow the Intern to work independently.
(c) The supervising veterinarian
need not continue to directly supervise that procedure or class of procedures, upon
the supervisor's determination that competency has been achieved by the Intern;
however, the supervising veterinarian shall continue to reasonably monitor the results
thereof;
(d) The supervising veterinarian
shall continue to directly supervise all procedures for which the supervisor has
not yet made a competency determination.
(2) However, in no event may
the supervising veterinarian:
(a) Be absent from the veterinary
clinic for more than 14 consecutive days, or more than 21 total days, in a six month
period, exclusive of weekends;
(b) Conduct the supervision
from a separate clinic.
(3) The supervising veterinarian
shall notify the Board within 15 calendar days if an intern is no longer under that
veterinarian's supervision.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.085
Hist.: VE 6-1978, f. &
ef. 7-10-78; VME 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-94; VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert.
ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08; VMEB 3-2014, f. & cert.
ef. 1-17-14
875-010-0065
License and Facility Registration
Renewal Procedures
(1) The annual renewal fee for all veterinary
licenses shall be $150.
(2) A renewal application
is timely if the completed application together with the correct renewal fee is
postmarked or electronically filed by December 31st of the current license year.
The licensee has the burden of proving that the application was mailed or filed
timely. If the renewal application is not timely, the applicant must pay delinquent
fees of $50 for each month or part of a month after December 31st, up to a maximum
of $150.
(a) In the event a licensee’s
renewal application is not received by January 31st, notice from the Board will
be sent by April 1st, advising the licensee of his or her delinquency and that practicing
veterinary medicine in Oregon without a valid license is a violation of ORS 686.020.
It is the licensee’s responsibility to provide the Board with a current address;
(b) If the delinquency in
license renewal exceeds three months, the Board may require the applicant to appear
before the Board and/or may attach other conditions to the renewal, e.g. community
service, additional continuing education, etc.;
(c) If the delinquency in
license renewal exceeds 21 months, the Board may assess an extended delinquency
renewal fee, and/or require re-qualification by examination.
(3) Board staff will review
renewal applications. If the application is complete with the following requirements,
staff will issue a license which expires on December 31st of the next calendar year:
(a) The renewal application
is completed;
(b) The renewal fee is enclosed;
(c) Any delinquent fees are
enclosed;
(d) Continuing Education
(CE) requirements must have been met; and
(e) The license is not suspended,
revoked or otherwise encumbered under the provisions of ORS 686.120 and 686.130.
(4) Board staff will refer
for Board review any license renewal that fails to respond fully to questions in
the application.
(5) A veterinarian who submits
a completed renewal application postmarked or electronically filed no later than
December 31st, and has complied with all requirements under section (3) of this
rule, may continue to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon pending notification
of renewal or notification that the application is incomplete. A veterinarian who
submits a renewal application postmarked after December 31st, or who knows the application
is incomplete, or has not fulfilled the continuing education requirement, will be
subject to delinquent fees and may not lawfully continue to practice veterinary
medicine in Oregon until notified that the license has been renewed.
(6) If the veterinarian’s
license lapses, a 21-month grace period begins. The veterinarian may renew the license
within the 21-month period by paying the maximum delinquent fee and the current
annual license fee, and by providing documentation of veterinary activities, including
completed Continuing Education, during the interim. After 21 months, the license
may be revoked and the veterinarian may have to re-qualify for licensure by taking
an examination determined by the Board.
(7) The annual facility registration
fee shall be $150. Facility owners shall renew each facility registration by December
31st of the current license year. Failure to renew a facility registration may
be grounds for the Board to suspend practice of veterinary medicine in the facility.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210

Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.110
& 686.255

Hist.: VME 3-1986(Temp),
f. & ef. 10-23-86; VME 1-1987, f. & ef. 12-22-87; VME 2-1989, f. 8-29-89,
cert. ef. 10-1-89; VME 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-91; VME 1-1992, f. &
cert. ef. 10-9-92; VME 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-94; VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 1-2013, f. &
cert. ef. 10-4-13; VMEB 1-2015, f. & cert. ef. 11-13-15
875-010-0090
Continuing Education Requirements
(CE)
(1) All active licensees, including veterinarians
and certified veterinary technicians, must comply with the CE provided in this rule
in order to renew their licenses.
(2) Licensees wishing to renew
their license must complete the minimum required number of CE hours every two years.
Veterinarians shall report 30 hours of CE to the Board with license renewals for
every odd-numbered year. Certified veterinary technicians shall report 15 hours
of CE to the Board for every even-numbered year. The required hours may be obtained
online and be satisfied with any combination of the following continuing education
activities:
(a) Attendance at scientific
workshops or seminars approved by the Board or by the American Association of Veterinary
Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).
(b) A maximum of four hours
for veterinarians or two hours for certified veterinary technicians reading approved
scientific journals. One subscription to an approved journal is equal to one hour
of credit.
(c) A maximum of six hours for
veterinarians or three hours for certified veterinary technicians of workshops or
seminars on non-scientific subjects relating to the practice of veterinary medicine
such as communication skills, practice management, stress management, or chemical
impairment.
(3) Workshops, seminars, and
prepared materials on scientific and non-scientific subjects relating to veterinary
medicine sponsored by the following organizations are approved:
(a) American Veterinary Medical
Association (AVMA) and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA);
(b) Specialty and allied groups
of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association;
(c) Regional meetings such as
the Inter-Mountain Veterinary Medical Association, Central Veterinary Conference,
and Western Veterinary Conference;
(d) Any state or province veterinary
medical association;
(e) Any local or regional veterinary
medical association;
(f) The American Animal Hospital
Association;
(g) American and Canadian Veterinary
Schools accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association;
(h) All federal, state or regional
veterinary medical academies or centers;
(i) Other programs receiving
prior approval by the Board;
(j) The Board may approve other
sponsors for lectures or prepared materials upon written request by the attending
veterinarian or the sponsor.
(4) Scientific journals and
publications relating to veterinary medicine are approved by the Board to satisfy
a maximum of four hours of non-lecture CE activities.
(5) Study in a graduate resident
program at an AVMA-approved veterinary school will satisfy the CE requirements for
the year in which the veterinarian is enrolled in such program.
(6) Postgraduate coursework
in veterinary science or veterinary public health at an AVMA- or Board-approved
educational institution will satisfy CE requirements on a semester or credit hour
basis for the reporting period in which the coursework occurs.
(7) Reporting CE credits.
(a) At the time of making application
for license renewal in years when CE reporting is required, the veterinarian shall
certify on the application form that 30 hours of CE, and the veterinary technician
shall certify on the application form that 15 hours of CE, as set forth in this
rule have been satisfied. Proof of participation in such CE programs must be kept
by the licensee for a period of at least two years, and the licensee must permit
the Board to inspect CE records. Failure to keep or provide these records to the
Board shall constitute grounds for non-renewal of the license, or, if the license
has been issued for that year, for revocation of the license;
(b) Proof of compliance with
the CE requirement of this rule may be supplied through registration forms at lectures,
certificates issued by the sponsors of lectures, subscriptions to journals, and
other documentation approved by the Board.
(8) The Board may approve CE
programs presented by non-veterinarians, if program content is pertinent or complementary
to veterinary medicine.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.410
- 686.420
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 1-2008, f. &
cert. ef. 2-11-08; VMEB 2-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08 thru 8-9-08; Administrative
correction 8-21-08; VMEB 13-2008, f. & cert. ef. 12-15-08; VMEB 1-2009, f. &
cert. ef. 4-20-09; VMEB 2-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-29-13; VMEB 3-2014, f. &
cert. ef. 1-17-14
875-010-0095
Fee Waivers for Licenses or Permits
The Board may waive a category of fees
if, in its judgment, such waiver is necessary to ensure that the fees charged do
not exceed the cost of administering the Board's regulatory program pursuant to
ORS 656.255(c).
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.020,
686.045 & 686.065
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. &
cert. ef. 2-8-06

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