BILL NUMBER: AB 1760 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Galgiani JANUARY 8, 2008 An act to amend Section 4849 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to veterinary medicine. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1760, as introduced, Galgiani. Veterinary medicine: examinations. Existing law, the Veterinary Medicine Practice Act, provides for the licensure and regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine. Existing law requires the Veterinary Medical Board to ascertain, by means of examination, the professional qualifications of applicants for licensure to practice veterinary medicine and to issue a license to every person whom it finds to be qualified. Existing law requires that the examination consist of a licensing examination administered on a national basis, a state board examination, and an examination concerning the statutes and regulations of the act administered by the board. Existing law requires that the complete examination be given at least once each year. This bill would instead require that the complete examination be given at least twice each year. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 4849 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read: 4849. The complete examination shall be given at least
oncetwice each year. It shall include all suchthe subjects asthat are ordinarily included in the curricula of veterinary colleges in good standing and may include suchany other subjects asthat the board may by rule authorize and direct.