Announcement Of Law On Veterinarians

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse af lov om dyrlæger

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Overview (table of contents)



Chapter 1



The scope of the





Chapter 2



Veterinarian deed





Chapter 3



Veterinary surgeons duties





Chapter 4



Medicinal products for animals





Chapter 5



Registers





Chapter 6



Deprivation of rights by veterinarians





Chapter 7



The Veterinary Health Advice





Chapter 8



Veterinary laboratories





Chapter 9



Supervision, complaint and payment





Chapter 10



Penalty





Chapter 11



Entry into force and transitional provisions



The full text of the Ordinance to the law on veterinary surgeons

Hereby promulgated law on veterinary surgeons without prejudice. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1101 of 30. November 2011, with the changes imposed by § 2 of the law No. 562 of 18. June 2012.

Chapter 1 scope § 1. The law includes the right to exercise the duties of veterinary surgeons and veterinary professions veterinary laboratories and Veterinary health advice.

Chapter 2 section 2 of the deed Veterinarian. By veterinarian deed shall mean 1) to take an animal during treatment when there is reason to believe that the animal or the herd to which it belongs, is suffering from a contagious disease, about which notification must be made in accordance with the law on infectious diseases in animals, 2) to take other people's animals under treatment for any other illness for which treatment is required veterinary insight , 3) taking animals under treatment using medicines that may only be dispensed against legislation after pharmacies prescription, 4) to exercise veterinary health advice to the owner of a crew or his representative as part of a regime established under this law, 5) to exercise veterinary food control and supervision, where the veterinary training is of major importance and 6) to exercise other activities where the veterinary training is of major importance.

(2). The right to exercise veterinary Act and designate themselves as veterinarian has only the one who has received an authorisation as veterinarian in accordance with article 3, paragraph 1 or 3, or who have access to exercise veterinary provisions laid down pursuant to the deed under section 35.

§ 3. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries shall, upon request, authorization as veterinarian for the person who has passed the veterinary exam at the University.

(2). The Minister shall lay down the rules on the procedure for the grant of authorisation.

(3). The Minister may issue the persons through training and professional activity abroad have achieved qualifications equivalent to the training referred to in paragraph 1, authorisation as veterinarian here in the country. The authorisation may be made subject to the condition that the person concerned has followed the teaching of certain subjects at the University of Copenhagen and, where appropriate, carried out at the test in these subjects. In the authorisation can be laid down restrictions on the recipient's exercise of the veterinary profession.

(4). The who firmed as veterinarian pursuant to paragraph 1 or 3, shall submit a veterinarian promise, if the wording is fixed by the Minister.

(5). The Minister shall lay down the rules on language requirements for veterinarians engaged in veterinary profession in Denmark.

(6). The Minister shall publish the names of authorized veterinarians.

§ 4. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries can inform veterinary student who meets the prescribed study requirements, temporary permission to assist veterinarians in the exercise of the veterinary profession, if the need for veterinary use cannot be covered by veterinary surgeons.

(2). The Minister may lay down rules to the effect that persons who are not trained as a veterinarian, can make the vets assistance during their pursuit of the veterinary profession, subject to the provisions of § 2, paragraph 1, no. 2-6. The Minister may lay down rules on the training requirements of the person concerned must comply. The Minister may decide what professional designation such persons must apply, as well as to a thus established designation may only be used by persons who have undergone training and passed the test, as the Minister has prescribed.

(3). The Minister may grant permission for and lay down rules to the effect that persons who are not veterinarians, during posting by Danish forces abroad or on board ships engaged in veterinary profession subject to the provisions of § 2, paragraph 1, no. 2 and 3. The Minister may provide or establish rules about what training requirements concerned must comply.

§ 5. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries may, in accordance with the opinion of the Veterinary health advice and the medico-legal Council refuse to grant a person authorization as veterinarian, if the person concerned is likely to be unfit to practise veterinary deed due to bodily or spiritual shortcomings. An authorisation may also be denied under the Penal Code in section 78 (2), the said circumstances.

(2). The one who is denied approval, may request the decision brought before the courts. The Minister shall advise the person concerned of the Review Tribunal. The request for review must be made within 4 weeks after that decision is announced.

§ 6. By a veterinarian means a veterinarian engaged in § 2 (1) (8). 1-4, referred to rights.

(2). By a veterinarian practice means an establishment where one or more practitioners carry out their work.

(3). A veterinarian in a self-employed or employed will carry on business as a practicing veterinarian, must be reported to the registration regulation. section 16, paragraph 2. The same applies to a veterinary practice.

(4). The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries may lay down rules on the extent to which those in section 2 (1) (8). 1-4, the said activities may only be carried out by veterinary surgeons who have received confirmation that they are registered as a practicing veterinarians in accordance with paragraph 3.

§ 7. Permission to designate itself as a specialist shall be communicated by the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries. The Minister lays down rules for the granting of an authorisation.

Chapter 3 obligations of section 8 of the veterinary surgeon. A veterinarian is in the performance of his work required to show diligence and conscientiousness.

(2). Get a veterinarian in the performance of his work knowledge of that animal health is not taken into account, or to holdings with animals for food production has not taken the necessary terms relating to hygiene, medication use and other issues of importance to food safety, the vet do the animal owner or crew responsible attention in order to get conditions changed or, if necessary, have recourse to the appropriate authority. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries may lay down rules to that effect.

section 8 (a). A practicing veterinarian shall not practise without permission from the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries, if the vet through ownership, employment relationship or in any other way have financial interests in companies that manufacture, store, perform, introduces reseller, distributes, dispenses, splits or packages drugs for animals. Permission can be granted only in exceptional cases.

(2). The rule set out in paragraph 1 shall not apply to veterinary distribution, fragmentation and dispensing of medicinal products for use in veterinary medicine.

(3). If a practicing veterinarian, spouse, common-law partner or relatives in the direct line through ownership, employment relationship or otherwise, has significant economic interests in a company that manufactures, introduces, perform, store, dealer, distributes, dispenses, splits or packages drugs for animals, veterinarian give the Minister information on the matter.

(4). The Minister may lay down rules as to when and in what manner the information referred to in paragraph 3 shall be given. The Minister may issue the prohibition that the vet practice, if the facts disclosed are of such a nature that they are deemed to affect the practicing veterinarian prescription behavior.

section 8 (b). The Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries may lay down rules on prescribing obligations in connection with self-monitoring with animal welfare in livestock.

(2). The vets, who are covered by the law, shall bear the costs of the supervision and the checks carried out in accordance with the rules laid down pursuant to paragraph 1. The Minister may lay down rules to that effect.

§ 9. A veterinarian is required to request to provide the first necessary aid to severely injured animals or animals with pain entered the diseases or birth refusal, when quick help after the available information deemed necessary. The veterinarian is, however, exempt from this obligation if the person has valid decay or timely help may be provided by another, as after conditions are closer to it.

§ 10. A practicing veterinarian within the geographical area in which the person concerned has its usual clientele, the obligation to take on veterinary work as part of the public fight against infectious diseases in animals.

(2). The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries sets out rules on remuneration for practicing veterinary surgeons performing veterinary work as part of a public fight against infectious diseases in animals.


§ 11. A veterinarian must submit the reports and reviews, as the Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries recover from the person concerned for the purposes of observation and control of animal diseases as well as concerning the veterinary food control and veterinary food supervision. The Minister may lay down rules as to what extent and in what way veterinarians for the sake of reporting and review obligation shall keep orderly records of certain parts of their business.

(2). A veterinarian must, on request, provide the Minister with any information about the circumstances of his or her exercise of veterinarian deed.

(3). A veterinarian shall keep records of used, prescribed and dispensed prescription medicines. The Minister may lay down rules to that effect as well as on the use, prescribing and dispensing of prescription drugs should be reported to or made available to the supervisory authority.

(4). The Minister may determine and regulate that veterinarians must maintain records of extradition and the use of other than the medicinal products referred to in paragraph 3.

(5). The Minister may, in the context of the supervision of the veterinary surgeon are ordinations of euphoriant substances require a vet to keep detailed records of these ordinations.

(6). A veterinarian must base reports, certificates and testimonials on a careful examination of the basis for doing so.

section 11 (a). The Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries can lay down rules that vets must report the results of the diagnostic laboratory findings in connection with the study of diseases in animals.

Chapter 4 drugs for animals, § 12. A veterinarian may only dispense or prescribe prescription medicines for the treatment of cases of disease in animals, when the vet even has made a diagnosis of the disease, see. However, section 13. The diagnosis must be made 1) after an academically sound clinical examination, the veterinarian has personally effected by it or the sick animals, 2) after that the veterinarian has examined material from it or the sick animals or let the material under search on any governmental or other related by the Minister for food, agriculture and Fisheries approved laboratory, see. However, paragraph 2, or 3) after that the veterinarian has examined the disease's symptoms and progression with the owner or on its behalf, taking care of the animals, in accordance with article 3. However, paragraph 2.

(2). In paragraph 1, no. 2 and 3, in the cases referred to it is a condition that the veterinarian has such a knowledge of the State of health of the animal and to the team owner or on its behalf, taking care of the animals that it is professionally responsible to make the diagnosis on this basis.

(3). The Minister may lay down rules for the use of drugs for preventative treatment.

(4). The Minister may lay down rules on the use of medicines and other biologically active substances for animals, including relating to restrictions or prohibitions on the use of certain types of such substances.

§ 13. Even though the conditions laid down in article 12, paragraph 1, are met, a veterinarian must not dispense or prescribe prescription medicines to the crew of the owner or his representative in accordance with the treatment of cattle, in the case of female animals that have Calved, and males over 2 ½ years, see. However, section 14, paragraphs 1 to 4.

(2). The Minister may lay down rules on extradition or prescription of prescription medicines to the crew of the owner or his representative in accordance with the treatment of cattle, in the case of female animals that have Calved, and males over 2 ½ years.

§ 14. If the owner of a pig or cattle herd has concluded a written agreement on the Basic module in a health advisory scheme under section 34 a, paragraphs 1 and 2, of the law on the keeping of animals, veterinarian if he or she has made diagnosis and started treating the individual animal, see. § 12 (1) prescribe or dispense prescription medicines to the owner or his representative to the crew after the treatment of 1 and 2) bovine, porcine) in the case of females, which have not yet Calved, and males up to 2 ½ years.

(2). In pig and cattle herds that are the subject of a written health advisory agreement, opt-in module 1 of the basic regulation. section 34 (a), paragraph 3, of the law on the keeping of animals, the veterinarian may prescribe or dispense prescription medicines to crew the owner or his representative to 1) the treatment of the crew pigs, there is likely to be suffering from a disease which the vet has already diagnosed in crew, see. § 12 (1), (2)) treatment of the crew cattle, in the case of females, which have not yet Calved, and males up to 2 ½ years, there is likely to be suffering from a disease which the vet has already diagnosed in crew, see. section 12, paragraph 1 and 3) after treatment of cattle, in the case of female animals that have Calved, and males over 2 ½ years.

(3). In bovine herds covered by a written health advisory agreement, opt-in module 2 of the basic regulation. section 34 (a), paragraph 3, of the law on the keeping of animals, the veterinarian may prescribe or dispense prescription medicines to crew the owner or his representative to the treatment of the crew cattle, there is likely to be suffering from a disease which the vet has already diagnosed in crew, see. section 12, paragraph 1.

(4). The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries may lay down rules on a different age limit for cattle, in the case of males, in connection with dispensing and prescribing prescription drugs than that provided for in paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 are listed.

(5). The Minister may lay down rules on extradition or prescription of prescription medicines to the crew of the owner or his representative, prior treatment and after treatment of cattle, in the case of female animals that have Calved, and males over 2 ½ years, in herds, which are not covered by the health advisory agreements, see. paragraphs 2 and 3.

(6). The Minister may lay down rules to the effect that a veterinarian in a herd of animals other than those referred to in section 34 (a) (1) and (2) of the law on the keeping of animals, and which are the subject of a written health advisory agreement may prescribe or dispense prescription medicines to crew the owner or his representative to the treatment of animals in the herd, there is likely to be attacked by a disease that the veterinarian has already diagnosed in crew, see. section 12, paragraph 1.

(7). In the cases referred to in paragraphs 1 to 6, to the vet for the crew of the owner or his representative to carefully describe the clinical symptoms, which must be found before the treatment begins.

§ 15. The Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries, lays down rules for prescribing dispensing and prescribing prescription drugs, see. sections 2, 4 and 12 and section 14, paragraphs 1-3. The Minister may lay down special rules for including dispensing and prescribing prescription drugs for animals which are not used for human consumption.

section 15 (a). The Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries can grant injunction that a veterinarian should initiate diagnostic laboratory tests in order to verify the diagnosis, which is the basis for the veterinarian's choice of treatment.

Chapter 5 section 16 Registers. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries can create a directory containing information on veterinarians, including practitioners and for veterinary practices. The register can contain information about the scope of rights as well as on the exclusion, disenfranchisement and disqualification of prescribing rights. The register may also contain information about violations of the provisions of the Act or regulations established thereunder, as well as by law, moreover, when the offence is committed in connection with the exercise of veterinarian deed.

(2). The Minister may lay down rules on the operation and structure of register, on the obligation to make notification to the veterinary surgeons registration, including those relating to the information which must appear on the notification, as well as for the obligation to report changes. The Secretary of State may also establish rules on restrictions to access to get information from the register, as well as for the collection of payment in connection with the extraction of information from the register.

section 16 (a). The Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries can obtain the information from other public authorities needed to verify that veterinary legislation is complied with, among other things. for the purpose of directory interoperation and compilation of information for control purposes, including information on tax matters.

§ 17. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries may lay down rules on the operation of the medicine register Vetstat, including whether prescribing the reporting of information to the register, on restrictions to access to get information from the register, as well as for the collection of payment in connection with the extraction of information from the register.

Chapter 6 deprivation of rights of § 18 of the veterinary surgeon. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries can strip a veterinarian approval when there is reason to believe that the person in question by reason of bodily or spiritual shortcomings, see. section 5, paragraph 1, or due to demonstrated gross incompetence not future will practise safely.

(2). Under similar conditions as referred to in paragraph 1 the Minister may deprive a veterinarian the following rights: 1) the right to carry on business as a practicing veterinarian, see. § 6.

2) right to perform public businesses in accordance with the provisions in force, as well as to perform in accordance with the legislation on contagious animal diseases required diagnostic examinations and sampling material for these studies. At the same time lapse of the right to issue certificates on results of diagnostic studies.


3) the right to prescribe drugs that pharmacies must be extradited only against legislation after prescription.

4) the right to distribute medicinal products according to the pharmacies legislation.

(3). Deprivation of rights in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 is effected for a period of between 1 and 5 years or for life.

§ 19. Before the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries shall decide on the withdrawal of authorisation or portions thereof pursuant to section 18, the case must be submitted to the Veterinary Health Council for opinion.

(2). The veterinary health Council must give the vet the opportunity to comment in writing and orally, before the submission of its opinion.

(3). In the case of withdrawal of authorization or parts thereof by reason of bodily or spiritual defects, the case must be also submitted to the medico-legal Council.

(4). In the course of the proceedings has the right to perform at the vet or in conjunction with one of the relevant elected assessor, like the veterinarian and bisidderen have the right to acquaint themselves with the file.

(5). The Minister considers that the conditions for withdrawal exist, may withdraw approval or parts thereof temporarily suspended.

§ 20. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries can strip a veterinarian right to prescribe all or individual groups of euphoriant substances, if the vet 1) has violated an injunction granted under section 11, paragraph 5, 2) prescribing drugs on the reckless way or 3) prescribe drugs for their own or other people's use.

(2). Deprivation of the right referred to in paragraph 1 is effected for a period of between 1 and 5 years or for life.

§ 21. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries can strip a veterinarian authorisation granted on the basis of an authorization in another country if the authorisation in the other country are deprived of the vet or otherwise loses its validity.

§ 22. A decision under section 18, article 19, paragraph 5, section 20 or section 21, of the decision relates, be required, brought before the courts.

(2). Application must be made within 4 weeks after that decision, which shall include the right to require judicial review and whether the time limit for doing so, is announced. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries brings an action against the person concerned in the civil procedure forms.

(3). Request for legal proceedings have suspensive effect, but the Court may by order direct that the person concerned during the proceedings must not exercise he or she right. If the Minister's decision be found valid by the judgment, it can be determined that this appeal does not have suspensory effect.

§ 23. A veterinarian can know judgment to be denied authorization or any portion thereof, without prejudice to article. Article 18, paragraph 2, provided that he or she 1) under breach of essential account of food safety or animal health has caused harm to human or animal health or the danger thereof has provoked or 2) is guilty of repeated violations of provisions of law or regulations issued pursuant to the Act, with the exception of the provisions and rules referred to in article 24.

(2). Considers the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries, that the conditions referred to in paragraph 1 are met, the Minister may, where there is a nearby danger of abuse, suspend approval or parts thereof. If the authorization or parts thereof are involved, can require inclusion tried by the courts. The Minister shall provide guidance to the vet about the review court. The request for review must be made within 4 weeks after that decision is announced. The period during which the latter shall withdraw approval or parts thereof have been involved, deducted from the frakendelsestiden.

(3). Withdrawal of the authorisation or any portion thereof is effected for a period of between 1 and 5 years or for life.

(4). Disqualification may be forever, if he or she 1) intentionally caused harm to human or animal health or intentionally caused nearby danger therefor 2) is denied authorization or any part thereof for a period of between 1 and 5 years and the new relationship is committed in frakendelsestiden or 3) have repeatedly been denied authorization or any part thereof for a period of between 1 and 5 years.

§ 24. If a veterinarian is guilty of serious or repeated violations of section 14, paragraphs 1-3, or rules provided for under section 14, paragraphs 4 to 6, or section 15, he may by ruling his right to conclude agreements on health advice and to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs under section 14(1), 1-6.

(2). Considers the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries, that the conditions referred to in paragraph 1 are met, the Minister may, where there is a nearby danger of abuse, suspend the right to enter into health advisory agreements and to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs under section 14(1), 1-6. The one whose rights are involved, can require inclusion tried by the courts. The Minister shall provide guidance to the vet about the review court. The request for review must be made within 4 weeks after that decision is announced. The period during which the right to enter into health advisory agreements and to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs under section 14(1), 1-6, have been involved, deducted from the frakendelsestiden.

(3). Withdrawal of the right to enter into health advisory agreements and to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs under section 14, paragraphs 1 to 6 shall be for a term of between 1 and 5 years or for life.

(4). Disqualification may be forever, if he or she 1) is disqualification to conclude the health advisory agreements and to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs under section 14(1), 1-6, for a period of between 1 and 5 years and the new relationship is committed in frakendelsestiden or 2) have repeatedly been denied the right to enter into health advisory agreements and to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs under section 14 (1)-6, for a period of between 1 and 5 years.

§ 25. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries may at any time revoke a request under section 18, article 19, paragraph 5, section 20 or section 21 made the deprivation of rights. Is the withdrawal happened forever, and the Minister shall refuse an application for waiver of withdrawal, he may require the decision tried by the courts, if that is the course of 1 year after withdrawal and at least 1 year after the recovery of the Court most recently denied by judgment. section 22 (2) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(2). Are there by dom happened disqualification for life of approval or parts thereof or of the right to enter into health advisory agreements and to prescribe or dispense prescription drugs under section 14(1), 1-6, see. sections 23 and 24, the question of recovery at the earliest can be challenged before the courts when there is course 5 years from the time of frakendelses and not less than 2 years after the recovery of the Court most recently denied. The decision taken by order.

section 26. A veterinarian may sign away or one or more of the authorization in § 18, paragraph 2, referred to rights. Disclaimer may be limited to concern the prescription of drugs or a specified group of such substances. Approval or fraskrevne rights restored when a TimePeriod from disclaimer has expired and can be restored after application, in the absence of circumstances that would justify the withdrawal of the authorisation or rights in accordance with §§ 18, 20, 21, 23 and 24.

(2). If the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries declines recovery of fraskrevne rights, can the decision according to the rules laid down in article 22, paragraph 2, required brought before the courts.

(3). The provision in § 25 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

§ 27. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries publishes notice of withdrawal, disqualification, disclaimer or recovery of approval or one or more of the rights referred to in article 6. section 18, article 19, paragraph 5, and sections 20, 21, 23, 24 and 26.

Chapter 7 the veterinary public health section 28. The veterinary health Council consists of 5 members.

(2). The Council set up by the Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries. The Minister must know the composition of the Council, as far as possible, ensure that there is among the members of the Council are people with insight in the technical disciplines that are of particular importance for the solution of the tasks assigned to the Council. The Minister shall designate among Council members a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman.

(3). The Minister shall lay down rules on the Council's activities.

(4). The Minister shall lay down rules on the establishment of a Council Secretariat and on the composition and operation thereof.

section 29. The veterinary health Council delivers a veterinary professional opinions in cases that are submitted to the Council by the Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries. The Minister may lay down rules about which authorities towards the Council can submit the request for an opinion from the Council, and in which cases this can happen.

(2). The Council shall, at the request of the authorities referred to in paragraph 1 within their remit deliver opinions on specific questions of principle concerning the nature of the relationship of veterinary importance.

(3). The Council may gather opinions of particularly qualified or request such experts participate in these proceedings or in the treatment of the question, when examining applications for in-Office of the Council presented a case or a submitted question require a competence, as the members of the Council do not adequately is in possession of.

Chapter 8 Veterinary Laboratories


section 30. Establishment and operation of laboratories, which professionally undertakes to carry out diagnostic laboratory testing for others for the purpose of determination of livestock diseases, must be approved by the Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries.

(2). The manufacture of vaccines, sera and similar products for the prevention of animal diseases or to treat sick animals should be carried out only with the approval of the Minister. The Minister may lay down rules for the granting of approval. Authorisation requirement does not apply to the State's medical and veterinary laboratories and institutes.

(3). The Minister may lay down rules on the approval of the laboratories, setting up and running. The Minister may also lay down the rules for the approved laboratories, use of names, in which the word ' approved ' or similar is included.

(4). The Minister oversees the approved laboratories and the companies that gain approval in accordance with paragraph 2. The Minister may lay down rules for the provision of and payment for supervision.

Chapter 9 Monitoring, complaint and payment section 31. Ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries ' veterinary services carried out by a veterinary Director, who must be trained as a veterinarian.

section 32. Veterinarians are supervised by the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries.

(2). You know governmental educational and research institutes employed veterinarians are, as far as their business by these institutions, exempt from the provisions of paragraph 1.

(3). Veterinarians shall, at the request of the supervisory authority shall provide all information relevant to supervision, as well as provide the supervisory authority the necessary assistance free of charge by supervision, examinations and the taking of samples as well as other measures implemented in accordance with the law or rules laid down pursuant to the law or regulations of the European Union.

section 33. Supervisory authority and the persons who are authorised, in particular have at any time against proper identification and without court order access to public and private property, premises, means of transport, business books and papers, etc., including electronic data, in order to provide information for the solution of tasks in accordance with the law or to the rules laid down in accordance with the law or regulations of the European Union , and may take samples for examination free of charge.

(2). The police provide assistance if necessary for that purpose. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries by agreement with the Minister of Justice may lay down rules to that effect.

§ 34. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries can grant the orders and prohibitions, which are considered necessary to ensure compliance with the law and the rules laid down in accordance with the law and regulations of the European Union.

section 35. The Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries can lay down rules for the purpose of meeting The European Union directives and decisions on matters covered by this law. The Minister may also lay down rules which are necessary for the implementation of the European Union's regulations on matters covered by the law.

§ 36. Assign the Minister for food, agriculture and fisheries of its powers under the law to an authority under the Ministry, the Minister may lay down rules on access to complaint against the Authority's decisions, including whether that decisions cannot be challenged before the administrative authority, and on the Authority's access to reopen a case after the complaint has been lodged. However, this does not apply to cases under Chapter 6.

(2). After negotiation with the concerned minister or municipal organization the Minister may lay down rules on other public authorities or institutions ' participation by accomplishing tasks in accordance with the law. The Minister may lay down rules on access to complain about these authorities and institutions ' decisions, including whether that decisions cannot be challenged before the administrative authority, and whether authorities or institutions access to reopen a case after the complaint has been lodged.

section 37. Payment obligations laid down by regulation within this law area, in this Act or in the rules issued under this Act and which is not paid in due time, attributed, unless otherwise provided for in Community legislation, an annual interest rate equal to the reference rate laid down by renteloven in the appendix from the due date to count. The applied interest, however, is at least 50 us $. For a fee paid on reminders 100 DKK, as adjusted by the adjustment rate of the law on rate adjustment percentage. The amount is rounded off to the nearest 10 divisible Crown amount.

Chapter 10 Penalty section 38. Unless a higher penalty is inflicted upon the rest of the legislation, is punishable by a fine anyone who 1) violates section 2, paragraph 2, article 6, paragraph 3, article 8, paragraph 8 (a), paragraph 1, section 9, section 10, paragraph 1, article 11, paragraphs 3 and 6, section 12, paragraph 1, article 13, article 14, paragraphs 1 to 3 and 7, and section 30, paragraph 1 and 2, 2) without the consent pursuant to section 7 refers to itself as the specialist, 3) without permission practice as veterinarian in the event where an authorization under section 8 (a), paragraph 1, is required, 4) fails to comply with the prohibition under section 8 (a), (4), 2. section, injunctive relief pursuant to section 11, paragraph 5, and section 15 (a), or injunction or prohibition under section 34, 5) fails to supply information under section 8 (a), paragraph 3, or information that is required to pay that person pursuant to section 11, paragraph 1 1. paragraph, article 11, paragraph 2, and section 32, paragraph 3 or 6) fails to provide assistance under section 32 (3).

(2). The penalty can rise to imprisonment for up to 2 years, if it knows the action or failure occurred violations are committed with intent or gross negligence and in the infringement is 1) caused damage to human or animal health or caused danger for doing so or 2) achieved or intentional obtained a financial benefit for the person himself or others, including savings.

(3). If a person, in whole or in part have lost the right to work as a veterinarian, engaged in such an activity, he or she will be punished with a fine or imprisonment for up to 2 years.

(4). In rules adopted pursuant to the law, can be fixed penalty of fines for violation of the provisions in the rules. In addition, rules can be fixed penalty of fines for violation of the rules established by the European Union on matters covered by this law. It may also be stipulated that the penalty can rise to up to 2 years in prison under similar conditions as referred to in paragraph 2.

(5). By measurement of the financial penalty in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 4, of the conditions governed by §§ 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15 or rules issued in implementation thereof in addition to the General rules of the Criminal Code taking account of the number of health consultancy contracts, as the concerned veterinarian has concluded.

(6). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability in accordance with the provisions of the criminal code 5. Chapter.

§ 39. Deemed a violation not to would result in higher penalty than fines, can the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries indicate that the case can be settled without judicial proceedings, if the person who committed the offence, pleads guilty in the infringement and declare their readiness to within a specified time limit may be extended upon request, to pay a fine specified in the manifestation.

(2). With regard to the indication referred to in paragraph 1 takes the rules of the code of civil procedure concerning the requirements for the content in an indictment and not to be obliged to give its opinion apply mutatis mutandis.

(3). Paid the fine in a timely manner, or will be the adoption of the recovered or found by location served, lapses further prosecution.

Chapter 11 entry into force and transitional provisions § 40. The time of the entry into force of the Act or sections of the Act shall be established by the Minister of food, agriculture and fisheries.

(2). The Minister may lay down that the law on the veterinary profession, etc., see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 43 of 23. January 2003, fully or partially lifted.

(3). Rules issued pursuant to or maintained by the law, referred to in paragraph 2 shall remain in force until they are repealed or replaced by regulations issued pursuant to this Act. Violation of the rules is punished in accordance with the existing rules.

(4). People who know date of entry into force of this law are entitled to exercise veterinary profession, regardless of the provision in paragraph 2 continue to be entitled to exercise such a deed and to designate it as a veterinarian, and must be regarded as authorized in accordance with this law.

(5). A veterinarian by the entry into force of this law has been allowed to describe themselves as a specialist, is regardless of the provision in section 7 continue to be entitled to officiate and designate it as a special veterinarian.

(6). Diagnostic laboratories approved before the entry into force of the Act, notwithstanding the provision in section 30 is considered approved in accordance with this law.

(7). Companies that manufacture vaccines, sera and similar products, and which is approved before the entry into force of the Act, notwithstanding the provision in section 30 is considered approved in accordance with this law.

§ 41. The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland but may by Royal Decree be put into force for Greenland of the discrepancies that the Greenlandic conditions warrant.

Act No. 431 of 6. June 2005 entry into force 1. November 2005. By law is section 37, paragraph 4 added.

Act No. 105 of 20. February 2006 entry into force 1. March 2006. By law is section 38 (2) of the amended and section 38, paragraph 5, whereby the added paragraph 5 has been set out in paragraph 6.

Act No. 1557 by 20. December 2006 entry into force 2. April 2007. By law is section 8 (a), paragraph 15 (a) and section 16 (a) added and § 38 (1) (8). 1 and 3 as amended.


Act No. 1336 of 19. December 2008 entry into force 1. January 2009. By law is section 37, paragraphs 2 to 4 are deleted.

Act No. 410 of 28. May 2009 entry into force 1. June 2009. By law is section 3 (5) added, according to which paragraph 5 has been (6) and section 38 (1) (8). 3 added, at which point No. 3-5 has been no. 4-6, and article 3, paragraph 4, section 8 (a), article 38, paragraph 1, no. 3, which has been no. 4, and section 38 (1) (8). 4, which has been no. 5, has changed.

Act No. 411 of 28. May 2009 entry into force 1. June 2009. By law is section 8 (b) added.

Act No. 401 of 21. April 2010 entry into force 1. July 2010. By law, § 2, paragraph 1, no. 4 added, at which point No. 4 and 5 have been no. 5 and 6, and section 4, paragraph 2, article 6, paragraphs 1 and 4, article 13, paragraph 1, § 14, § 15, § 24, paragraph 1, article 24, paragraph 2, 1. and (4). paragraph, article 24, paragraph 3, article 24, paragraph 4, nr. 1 and 2, section 25 (2) and section 38 (1) (8). 1, is changed.

Act No. 402 of 21. April 2010 entry into force 1. July 2010. By law is section 3 (1) and section 3 (3) 1. and 2. paragraph, as amended.

Act No. 562 of 18. June 2012 entry into force 1. July 2012. By law is section 11 (a) added and section 13 (1)-2, § 14, § 24, § 25, (2) and section 38 (1) (8). 1, as amended. Everywhere in the law is ' European Community ' was changed to: ' European Union ', and ' the European Community ' was changed to: ' The European Union '.

Ministry of food, agriculture and fisheries, the 14. July 2012 Mette Gjerskov/Karen Lacy

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