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§ 2036. Animal Health Care Tasks for R.V.T.

16 CA ADC § 2036Barclays 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 § 2036
§ 2036. Animal Health Care Tasks for R.V.T.
(a) Unless specifically so provided by regulation, an R.V.T. shall not perform the following functions or any other activity which represents the practice of veterinary medicine or requires the knowledge, skill, and training of a licensed veterinarian:
(1) Surgery;
(2) Diagnosis and prognosis of animal diseases;
(3) Prescription of drugs, medicines, or appliances.
(b) An R.V.T. may perform the following procedures only under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian:
(1) Induce anesthesia;
(2) Perform dental extractions;
(3) Suture cutaneous and subcutaneous tissues, gingiva, and oral mucous membranes;
(4) Create a relief hole in the skin to facilitate placement of an intravascular catheter;
(5) Drug compounding from bulk substances.
(c) An R.V.T. may perform the following procedures under indirect supervision of a licensed veterinarian:
(1) Administer controlled substances;
(2) Apply casts and splints;
(3) Drug compounding from non-bulk substances.
(d) Subject to the provisions of subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this section, an R.V.T. may perform animal health care tasks under the direct or indirect supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The degree of supervision by a licensed veterinarian over an R.V.T. shall be consistent with standards of good veterinary medical practices.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 4808, 4826 and 4836, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 4826.5, 4836, 4840 and 4840.2, Business and Professions Code.
1. Amendment and renumbering from Sections 2030 to 2036 filed 7-16-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 80, No. 29).
2. Repealer and new section filed 10-21-82; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 82, No. 43).
3. Change without regulatory effect amending section heading and subsections (a), (b) and (c) filed 3-1-96 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 96, No. 9).
4. Amendment of section heading and amendment subsections (b) and (c) filed 6-3-2002; operative 7-3-2002 (Register 2002, No. 23).
5. Amendment of subsections (b)-(b)(4), new subsection (b)(5) and amendment of subsection (c) and Note filed 4-20-2007; operative 5-20-2007 (Register 2007, No. 16).
6. New subsections (c)-(c)(1) and subsection relettering filed 8-3-2007; operative 9-2-2007 (Register 2007, No. 31).
7. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-9-2021; operative 4-1-2021 (Register 2021, No. 7).
This database is current through 2/23/24 Register 2024, No. 8.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2036, 16 CA ADC § 2036
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