Notice On The Authorization Of Veterinary Nurses, Etc.

Original Language Title: Bekendtgørelse om autorisation af veterinærsygeplejersker m.v.

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Overview (table of contents)



Chapter 1



Scope and definitions





Chapter 2



Conditions for approval





Chapter 3



Authorized veterinary sygeplejerskers work





Chapter 4



Revocation





Chapter 5



Recognition of professional qualifications





Chapter 6



Penalty





Chapter 7



Date of entry into force and transitional provisions





Annex 1



The following operations must be carried out by authorized and qualified veterinary nurses on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, without prejudice. the conditions laid down in section 7, paragraph 1, of the Decree on the approval of veterinary nurses, etc.





Annex 2



The following operations must be carried out by authorized and qualified veterinary nurses on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, without prejudice. the conditions laid down in section 7, paragraph 2, of the Decree on the approval of veterinary nurses, etc.





Annex 3



The following operations must be carried out by authorized and qualified veterinary nurses on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, without prejudice. the conditions laid down in section 7, paragraph 3, of the Decree on the approval of veterinary nurses, etc.



The full text of the notice on the authorization of veterinary nurses, etc. 1)

Under section 4 (2), section 35 and section 38, paragraph 4, of the law on veterinary surgeons without prejudice. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1149 of 12. September 2015, be determined in accordance with the authorization given pursuant to section 10, paragraph 1, no. 2, of Decree No. 511 of 23. April 2015 about food administration tasks and powers: Chapter 1 scope and definitions article 1. The Ordinance lays down rules on the authorization of veterinary nurses and veterinary treatment of pets of authorized sygeplejerskers and horses, which is excluded from human consumption.

(2). Notice the scope includes any citizen of an EU/EEA Member State or a country with which the EU has entered into an agreement on the recognition of professional qualifications.

(3). In this notice applies the definitions laid down in European Parliament and Council Directive No. 2005/36/EC of 7. September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications.





§ 2. For the purposes of this order: 1) Animal Clinic: Locality, from which one or more veterinary surgeons exercising their profession, and which is registered with the practice number in veterinary register VetReg.

2) pet animals: All animals except equidae that normally fed and kept by people, without aiming at human or agricultural production.

3) horses that are excluded from human consumption: equidae which are marked and registered and who have been issued with identification document (passport), which States that the animal is excluded from human consumption.

4) recipient: the owner of the animal or his/her representative who lets or want to let a veterinary nurse engage in treatment of the animal.

5) Authorized veterinary nurse: anyone who has implemented one of the Ministry of education approved vocational training as a veterinary nurse or an education equivalent thereto, and has obtained approval under this Ordinance.





Chapter 2 § 3 conditions for approval. Food Agency must, on request, see. § 4, authorization for veterinary nurses who have completed a vocational training approved by the Ministry of education as a veterinary nurse, or an education that can be equated with it.

(2). A veterinary nurse can obtain authorization to perform treatments on: 1) pet animals, or 2) horses that are excluded from human consumption.

(3). Authorization can only be achieved within the specialty, as veterinary nurse has completed her education with the basic regulation. However, paragraph 4.

(4). Authorized veterinary nurses can obtain authorization as a veterinary nurse in another of those referred to in paragraph 2 theses, provided it can be demonstrated that the veterinary nurse has had recruitment which is equivalent to 6 months continuous full-time employment at the animal clinic, which primarily deals with the relevant specialty.





§ 4. A veterinary nurse, who wants to become an authorized veterinary nurse, see. § 3, paragraph 1, must complete the form, as the food agency has published on its website, www.foedevarestyrelsen.dk, and submit it to the Food Agency along with evidence and proof for the school in § 3, paragraph 1, referred to training.

(2). A qualified veterinary nurse who would like to become an authorized veterinary nurse within a second of the in section 3, paragraph 2, referred to specialties, must submit evidence of employment referred to in article 6. section 3, paragraph 4, to the Food Agency.





§ 5. When the food agency has received an application for certification and all necessary documents, see. § 4, sends Food Agency a receipt to the applicant indicating: 1) processing time limit referred to in article 6. (2) and 2) appeal.

(2). Food Agency shall decide on the authorisation at the latest 4 weeks after receipt of the application and all necessary documents, see. § 4.

(3). The time limit referred to in paragraph 2 may be extended only once if the complexity of the case so warrants. And Food Administration justifies the extension and duration of the extension and shall communicate this to the applicant before the expiry of the time limit referred to in paragraph 2.

(4). The applicant must not perform tasks, see. section 7, paragraph 1-3, before he/she is authorised for that purpose by the food agency.





§ 6. Authorized veterinary nurses, which are subject of this notice, must inform the recipient about: 1) occupational title and EU/EEA country where the authorisation of the use of the title is given, 2) the interbranch organisations, which possibly is a member of the veterinary nurse, 3) any professional insurance, including contact information for the insurance company and information on geographical coverage, insurance and 4) contact information for the Food Agency.

(2). If the recipient asks an authorized veterinary nurse about it, then this inform about the rules that apply to the conduct of the profession, and how the recipient gets access to it.





Chapter 3 section 7 Authorised veterinary sygeplejerskers work. A qualified veterinary nurse must, within the specialty he or she is authorized to, only after a veterinarian's instructions and under its responsibility, in annex 1 shall carry out the treatments on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, at an animal clinic, without veterinarian is present.

(2). A qualified veterinary nurse must, within the specialty he or she is authorized to, only after a veterinarian's instructions and under its responsibility, carry out the treatments mentioned in annex 2 on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, at an animal clinic, when the veterinarian is present.

(3). A qualified veterinary nurse must, within the specialty he or she is authorized to, only after a veterinarian's prescription and under the simultaneous monitoring and responsibility carry out the treatments referred to in annex 3 on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, at an animal clinic.





§ 8. A veterinarian shall by order of treatments, see. § 7, ensure that the authorized veterinary nurse is in possession of the necessary competences for sound execution of the treatment.





§ 9. A qualified veterinary nurse is in the performance of his work obliged to care and conscientiousness.





Chapter 4 withdrawal section 10. Food agency may at any time revoke the authorization if the conditions of authorization have not been complied with, including, where the person concerned has not shown due diligence and conscientiousness in carrying out the treatments, which the person concerned has obtained approval for, or if rules in other laws, regulations, Community legislation and so on have not been complied with.





Chapter 5 the recognition of professional qualifications section 11. Food agency may grant authorisation for a veterinary nurse from those referred to in § 1, paragraph 2, referred to countries if the latter meet the conditions required for the recognition of professional qualifications in law on access to the exercise of certain professions in Denmark.

(2). The application must contain the following information: 1) the full name of the registrant.

2) applicant's residential address.

3 applicant's any address in Denmark).

4) applicant's contact information, including phone number, e-mail address.

(3). The application must be accompanied by the following documents: 1) proof of the applicant's nationality.

2) course-or evidence of education and training, which provides access to exercise the profession in the applicant's home country.

3) A description of the training, including comprehensive studies, the relationship between the theoretical instruction and practical training periods.

4) any certificate for his or her professional experience.

(4). The applicant shall not perform the tasks referred to in paragraph 7, before he/she has been authorised for that purpose by the food agency.





§ 12. When the food agency has received an application, as well as all the information and documents referred to in section 11, sends Food Agency within 4 weeks, receipt to the applicant indicating: 1) length of proceedings,


2) that the applicant may not carry out tasks which are reserved for authorised veterinary nurses before they are authorised for that purpose by the food agency, and 3) of redress for any refusal.

(2). Food Agency shall decide on the approval within 2 months after the Food Agency has received the application and all the information and documents referred to in section 11.





§ 13. People from those in section 1, paragraph 2, referred to countries which intend temporarily and occasionally to perform tasks, which is reserved for authorized veterinary nurses, shall, before the activity commences, submit a written notification to the Food Agency.

(2). The notification shall contain the following information: 1) review's full name.

2) notifier's residential address.

3) notifier's any address in Denmark.

4) review's contact information, including phone number, e-mail address.

(3). The notification must at first contact, or if renewal is talking about change in the information previously provided, accompanied by the following documents: 1) Documentation for the notifier's nationality.

2) Documentation for the notifier's professional title and the Member State that issued the title.

3) certificate from the competent authorities of the country of establishment, that the Notifier is legally established in the country in order to pursue the profession concerned.

4) certificate from the competent authorities of the country of establishment, that the notifier has not had a permanent or temporary ban on exercising the profession.

5) proof of professional qualifications.

(4). The notification is valid for one year and must be renewed for each subsequent year, where the notifier intends temporarily or occasionally to perform tasks which are reserved for authorised veterinary nurses.





§ 14. Food agency may check the professional qualifications of the service provider.

(2). If there is a substantial difference between the professional qualifications of the service provider and the training required in accordance with this Ordinance and this difference may harm the public health, veterinary and Food Administration gives the provider the opportunity to take an aptitude test or undergo a probationary period to prove that this has acquired the existing lack of knowledge or competence.





§ 15. Food agency may, for each establishment or exercise of services, exchange the necessary information with the competent authorities in the in clause 1 (2) of the said countries as to whether the applicant or the Notifier is legally established, whether the person's honest behavior and whether or not the person concerned has been sentenced to professional disciplinary or criminal sanctions.

(2). Food Agency shall exchange relevant information with the competent authorities referred to in § 1, paragraph 2, referred to countries in connection with complaints by recipients of services of service provider. Food Agency will inform the recipient of the complaint about the result.





Chapter 6 Penalty section 16. With fine punished the who violates section 5, paragraph 4, §§ 6-9, § 11 (4) or section 13, paragraph 1.

(2). In violation of the provisions set out in paragraph 1, the penalty increases to imprisonment for up to 2 years, if it knows the action or failure occurred violations are committed intentionally or by gross negligence, and that the infringement is: 1) caused damage to human or animal health or induced danger or 2) achieved or intentional gained an economic advantage for the person themselves or other , including savings.

(3). That can be imposed on companies, etc. (legal persons) criminal liability according to the rules laid down in the Penal Code Chapter 5.





Chapter 7 entry into force and transitional provisions § 17. The notice shall enter into force on the 2. October 2015.

(2). Executive Order No. 371 of 28. April 2011 on the authorization of veterinary nurses, etc. shall be repealed.

(3). Authorisations issued in accordance with Decree No. 371 of 28. April 2011 on the authorization of veterinary nurses, etc., retain their validity, with the power to treat companion animals see. the provisions of this Ordinance.

DVFA, the 30. September 2015 Per s. Habib/Eyd Anni N.b



Annex 1 the following operations must be carried out by authorized and qualified veterinary nurses on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, without prejudice. the conditions laid down in section 7, paragraph 1, of the Decree on the approval of veterinary nurses, etc.

1. Plan for the care and treatment of patients.

2. Perform the care and treatment of patients.

3. Monitor the general condition including temperature, heart rate, respiration, fluid balance and pain assessment.

4. Monitor mode and react on changes therein.

5. Administer drugs orally, intramuscularly or subcutaneously, which is not reserved for veterinarians.

6. Conduct regular wound care.

7. Perform simple processing techniques.

8. Perform the post-operative care of the patient.

9. Record EKG and judge the quality of the result.

10. Make not contrast demanding x-ray screening, taking into account the patient's condition.

11. Take the following biological specimen:

a. Blood.

b. feces.

c. Urine.

d. Swab samples.

e. Hudskrab.



Annex 2 the following operations must be carried out by authorized and qualified veterinary nurses on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, without prejudice. the conditions laid down in section 7, paragraph 2, of the Decree on the approval of veterinary nurses, etc.

1. Take diagnostic tests that do not require penetration of body-or ledhuler.

2. Conduct x-ray contrast studies of the gastrointestinal tract.

3. Apply all types of diagnostics, vaccines and medicinal products, with the exception of anesthetics, through approved administration routes except bodily cavities, joints, seneskeder and spinal canal.

4. Make fluid therapy.

5. Prepare patients for surgery, including premedication as well as preparation of the surgical field.

6. Monitor the anæsteserede patients.

7. Establishment and change dressings, which are not part of hard fixing material.

8. Load:

a. Intravenous catheter.

b. Trakealtubus.

c. Nose svælgs evil.

d. Ventricular probe.

e. Urinary catheter.

9. Loading of catheter in peripheral veins. The catheter may not reach the Central veins, and its length must:

a. in the case of animals less than 10 kg, be less than 7 cm.

b. For animals on 10 kg or more, be less than 10 cm.

10. Complete the simple, uncomplicated operations with suturing of skin. It is assumed that the veterinary nurse not simultaneously monitors the anæsteserede patient.

11. Make contrast x-ray of urinary bladder (pneumocystografi).

12. Make laser treatment with laser class IIIB (laserbehandling therapy).



Annex 3 the following operations must be carried out by authorized and qualified veterinary nurses on pets and horses, which is excluded from human consumption, without prejudice. the conditions laid down in section 7, paragraph 3, of the Decree on the approval of veterinary nurses, etc.

1) Apply anesthetics, including inhalationsanæstetika.

2) Apply medicines in the abdominal cavity.

3) Switch or bring dressings during use of fix end materials.

Official notes 1) Ordinance contains provisions implementing parts of a European Parliament and Council Directive 2005/36/EC of 7. September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications, the official journal of the European Union 2005, nr. L 255, p. 22, as last amended by European Parliament and Council Directive 2013/55/EU of 20. November 2013 amending Directive 2005/36/EC on the recognition of professional qualifications and Regulation (EU) No. 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation by means of the internal market information system (' IMI-regulation '), the official journal of the European Union by 2013, nr. L 354, p. 132, and parts of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2006/123/EC of 12. December 2006 on services in the internal market, the official journal of the European Union 2006, nr. L 376, p. 36.

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