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§ 485.5. Board duties, rights, privilege 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. § 485.5
§ 485.5. Board duties, rights, privilege and powers
The board may:
(1) Adopt reasonable rules and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine as are necessary to enable it to carry out and make effective the purpose and intent of this statutory law.
(2) Adopt rules and regulations of professional conduct appropriate to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity, skills and practice in the profession of veterinary medicine.
(3) Have its rules printed, which shall be distributed to all licensed doctors of veterinary medicine.
(4) Administer and enforce the law and rules and regulations regulating the practice of veterinary medicine.
(5) Hold at least two regular meetings each year at a place and on such dates as the board may select for the purpose of conducting examinations of applicants for license to practice veterinary medicine.
(6) Approve the qualifications of applicants for a license to practice veterinary medicine.
(7) Prescribe the subject, character, manner, time and place of holding examinations and the filing of applications for examinations and to conduct examinations.
(8) Issue temporary permits to duly qualified applicants which shall be signed by the chairman and attested by the secretary under its adopted seal.
(9) Provide for, regulate and require all persons licensed in accordance with the provisions of this act to register their license biennially, to require as a condition precedent to such biennial registration the payment of the biennial registration fee as provided herein, to issue biennial registration certificates to such persons and to suspend or revoke the registration of such persons who fail, refuse or neglect to register same or pay such fees.
(10) Conduct investigations and hearings upon complaints calling for discipline of a licensee.
(11) Have issued summons and subpoenas for any witnesses or subpoenas duces tecum in connection with any matter within the jurisdiction of the board.
(12) Adopt such forms as it may deem necessary.
(13) Submit annually to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, fifteen days after the Governor has submitted his budget to the General Assembly, a copy of the budget request for the upcoming fiscal year which the board previously submitted to the Department of State.
(14) Submit annually a report, to the Professional Licensure Committee of the House of Representatives and to the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee of the Senate, containing a description of the types of complaints received, status of cases, board action which has been taken and the length of time from the initial complaint to final board resolution.


1974, Dec. 27, P.L. 995, No. 326, § 5. Amended 1986, May 9, P.L. 166, No. 54, § 1, imd. effective.
63 P.S. § 485.5, PA ST 63 P.S. § 485.5
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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