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HF 568

as introduced - 92nd Legislature (2021 - 2022) Posted on 03/23/2021 12:55pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to veterinary medicine; specifying that certified emergency medical
personnel may provide emergency medical care to police dogs without a license
to practice veterinary medicine; amending Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 156.12,
subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2020, section 156.12, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.

Authorized activities.

No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit:

(a) a person from rendering necessary gratuitous assistance in the treatment of any animal
when the assistance does not amount to prescribing, testing for, or diagnosing, operating,
or vaccinating and when the attendance of a licensed veterinarian cannot be procured;

(b) a person who is a regular student in an accredited or approved college of veterinary
medicine from performing duties or actions assigned by instructors or preceptors or working
under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian;

(c) a veterinarian regularly licensed in another jurisdiction from consulting with a licensed
veterinarian in this state;

(d) the owner of an animal and the owner's regular employee from caring for and
administering to the animal belonging to the owner, except where the ownership of the
animal was transferred for purposes of circumventing this chapter;

(e) veterinarians who are in compliance with subdivision 6 and who are employed by
the University of Minnesota from performing their duties with the College of Veterinary
Medicine, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, Agricultural Extension
Service, Medical School, School of Public Health, or other unit within the university; or a
person from lecturing or giving instructions or demonstrations at the university or in
connection with a continuing education course or seminar to veterinarians or pathologists
at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory;

(f) any person from selling or applying any pesticide, insecticide or herbicide;

(g) any person from engaging in bona fide scientific research or investigations which
reasonably requires experimentation involving animals;

(h) any employee of a licensed veterinarian from performing duties other than diagnosis,
prescription or surgical correction under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian,
who shall be responsible for the performance of the employee;

(i) a graduate of a foreign college of veterinary medicine from working under the direct
personal instruction, control, or supervision of a veterinarian faculty member of the College
of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota in order to complete the requirements
necessary to obtain an ECFVG or PAVE certificate;

(j) a licensed chiropractor registered under section 148.01, subdivision 1a, from practicing
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new text begin (k) a person certified by the Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board under
chapter 144E from providing emergency medical care to a police dog wounded in the line
of duty.
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