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§ 2030.2. Small Animal Mobile Clinic.

16 CA ADC § 2030.2Barclays Official California Code of Regulations

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 20. Veterinary Medical Board (Refs & Annos)
Article 4. Practice
16 CCR § 2030.2
§ 2030.2. Small Animal Mobile Clinic.
For purposes of these regulations, a “small animal mobile clinic” shall mean a trailer or mobile facility established to function as a veterinary premises which concentrates in providing veterinary services to common domestic household pets and is required by section 4853 of the code to be registered with the board.
(a) A small animal mobile clinic shall have:
(1) Hot and cold water.
(2) a 110-volt power source for diagnostic equipment.
(3) A collection tank for disposal of waste material.
(4) Lighting adequate for the procedures to be performed in the mobile clinic.
(5) Floors, table tops, and counter tops shall be of a non-porous material suitable for regular disinfecting, and cleaning, and shall be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
(6) Compartments to transport or hold animals, if applicable.
(b) A small animal mobile clinic shall also have:
(1) indoor lighting for halls, wards, reception areas, examining and surgical rooms, which shall be adequate for its intended purpose.
(2) an examination room, which shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the doctor, assistant, patient and client.
(3) fire precautions that meet the requirements of local and state fire prevention codes,
(4) temperature and ventilation controls adequate to assure the comfort of all patients.
(5) A small animal mobile clinic which provides aseptic surgical services shall also have a room, separate and distinct from other rooms, which shall be reserved for aseptic surgical procedures. Storage in the surgery room shall be limited to items and equipment normally related to surgery and surgical procedures. A veterinarian may perform emergency aseptic surgical procedures in another room when the room designated for aseptic surgery is occupied or temporarily unavailable. A small animal mobile clinic which provides aseptic surgical services and that is currently registered with the board, but does not have a separate room reserved for aseptic surgical procedures, shall provide the board with the vehicle identification number of the mobile clinic and obtain compliance with this subdivision on or before January 1, 2006.
(A) A small animal mobile clinic that provides aseptic surgery shall also have an examination area separate from the surgery room that is large enough to conduct an examination.
(c) A small animal mobile clinic shall have the ability and equipment to provide immediate emergency care at a level commensurate with the specific veterinary medical services it is providing.
(d) A small animal mobile clinic shall provide either after hours emergency services to its patients or, if no after hours emergency care is available, full disclosure to the public prior to rendering services.
(e) When the client has not given the veterinarian authorization to dispose of his or her deceased animal, the veterinarian shall be required to retain the carcass in a freezer for at least 14 days prior to disposal.


Note: Authority cited: Section 4808, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 4853 and 4854, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 5-25-2000; operative 6-24-2000 (Register 2000, No. 21).
2. Amendment of subsections (b)(2) and (b)(5) and new subsection (b)(5)(A) filed 4-29-2004; operative 5-29-2004 (Register 2004, No. 18).
3. Repealer of subsections (a)(5)-(6), new subsection (a)(5), subsection renumbering and new subsection (e) filed 9-27-2013; operative 1-1-2014 (Register 2013, No. 39).
This database is current through 2/23/24 Register 2024, No. 8.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2030.2, 16 CA ADC § 2030.2
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