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§ 2006.52. Request by a Substance-Abusing Licensee to Return to Practice.

16 CA ADC § 2006.52Barclays Official California Code of RegulationsEffective: April 1, 2024

Barclays California Code of Regulations
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 20. Veterinary Medical Board (Refs & Annos)
Article 1. General Provisions
Effective: April 1, 2024
16 CCR § 2006.52
§ 2006.52. Request by a Substance-Abusing Licensee to Return to Practice.
(a) Before a licensee may request to return to full time practice after the issuance of a cease-practice order or after the imposition of practice restrictions following a clinical diagnostic evaluation, the Board, in conjunction with the evaluator, shall ensure that the licensee meets the following criteria:
(1) Demonstrated sustained compliance with the licensee's current treatment or recovery program, as applicable;
(2) Demonstrated ability to practice safely as evidenced by current worksite monitor reports (if currently being monitored), evaluations conducted by licensed health care practitioners, and any other information relating to the licensee's substance abuse and recovery therefrom; and
(3) Negative biological fluid tests or biological fluid tests indicating that the licensee has not used, consumed, ingested, or self-administered a prohibited substance for at least six (6) months, two (2) positive worksite monitor reports (if currently being monitored), and complete compliance with other terms and conditions of probation.
(b) Before a substance-abusing licensee may request a full and unrestricted license, the licensee shall demonstrate:
(1) Sustained compliance with the terms of the disciplinary order, if applicable;
(2) Successful completion of a treatment or recovery program, if required;
(3) Consistent and sustained participation in activities that promote and support the licensee's recovery, including, but not limited to, ongoing support meetings, therapy, counseling, a relapse prevention plan, and community activities;
(4) Ability to practice veterinary medicine safely; and
(5) Continuous sobriety for three (3) to five (5) years.


Note: Authority cited: Sections 315, 315.4, 4808 and 4845(d), Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 315, 315.2 and 315.4, Business and Professions Code; and Sections 11400.20 and 11425.50(e), Government Code.
1. New section filed 2-12-2024; operative 4-1-2024 (Register 2024, No. 7).
This database is current through 5/17/24 Register 2024, No. 20.
Cal. Admin. Code tit. 16, § 2006.52, 16 CA ADC § 2006.52
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