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§ 485.27. Enforcement duties and powers

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 15. Veterinary Medicine Practice Act (Refs & Annos)
63 P.S. § 485.27
§ 485.27. Enforcement duties and powers
(a) The enforcement of the laws and rules regulating the practice of veterinary medicine is primarily vested in the board with the following powers and duties:
(1) To employ investigators and clerical assistants or any other necessary personnel.
(2) To inspect all animal hospitals or veterinary establishments, including mobile clinics, at least biennially to determine sanitary conditions, physical equipment and methods of operation.
(3) To inspect the licenses.
(4) To conduct investigations of alleged violations of this act.
(b) The board shall have the authority to issue subpoenas upon application of an attorney responsible for representing disciplinary matters before the board for the purpose of investigating alleged violations of the disciplinary provisions administered by the board. The board shall have the power to subpoena witnesses, to administer oaths, to examine witnesses and to take such testimony or compel the production of such books, records, papers and documents as it may deem necessary or proper in, and pertinent to, any proceeding, investigation or hearing held or had by it. Veterinary records may not be subpoenaed without consent of the client or without order of a court of competent jurisdiction on a showing that the records are reasonably necessary for the conduct of the investigation. The court may impose such limitations on the scope of the subpoenas as are necessary to prevent unnecessary intrusion into client confidential information. The board is authorized to apply to the Commonwealth Court to enforce its subpoenas.
(c) An attorney responsible for representing the Commonwealth in disciplinary matters before the board shall notify the board immediately upon receiving notification of an alleged violation of this act. The board shall maintain current records of all reported alleged violations and periodically review the records for the purpose of determining that each alleged violation has been resolved in a timely manner.

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1974, Dec. 27, P.L. 995, No. 326, § 27. Amended 1986, May 9, P.L. 166, No. 54, § 3, imd. effective.
63 P.S. § 485.27, PA ST 63 P.S. § 485.27
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 96. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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