as amended, Maienschein. Veterinary medicine: temporary
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Under existing law, the Veterinary Medical Board licenses and regulates veterinarians and the practice of veterinary medicine. It is unlawful for any person to practice veterinary medicine in this state unless he or she holds a valid, unexpired, and unrevoked license issued by the board, except under specified circumstances.
Existing law requires the registration of all premises where veterinary medicine, veterinary dentistry, or veterinary surgery is being practiced. Existing law also requires these premises, and all instruments, apparatus, and apparel used in connection with those practices, to be kept clean and sanitary at all times, and to conform to those minimum standards established by the board. Existing law makes it a misdemeanor to violate these provisions regulating the practice of veterinary medicine.
This bill would exempt from the premises registration requirements
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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 4853.7 is added to the Business and
11Professions Code, to read:
Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter,
13an organization that establishes a temporary shelter facility to
14provide veterinary medical care, shelter, and food and water during
15a state of emergency, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 8558,
16by a veterinarian who is regularly licensed in good standing in
17another state or territory of the United States shall be exempt from
18the premises registration requirements of this chapter if the
19following requirements are met:
20(a) A notice is posted in a conspicuous location that the
21temporary shelter facility is being used for the diagnosis and
22treatment of animals affected by the state of emergency and that
23this diagnosis and treatment is provided by a veterinarian who is
24licensed in another state or territory of the United States.
25(b) The temporary shelter facility complies with the standards
26established pursuant to Section 4854.
27(c) The temporary shelter ceases operations within 60 days after
28its establishment unless the board grants an extension of this date
29to protect the public health and safety of the animals within the