On March 6, 2013, at a Board of Veterinary Medicine meeting in Fort Lauderdale, a unanimous amendment was adopted by the Board to add to 61G18-15.0025 “an American Veterinary Medical Association Approved Method of Chemical method of euthanasia.” This means that all Mobile Veterinary units must maintain a Chemical Method of euthanasia.
The following was the previous statute from the Florida Administrative Code and Register located on the florida.eregulations website:
61G18-15.0025. Minimum Standards for a Mobile Veterinary Practice for Agricultural Animals
- Effective: Thursday, July 22, 2010 — Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Filed Date: Friday, July 02, 2010
The following minimum standards shall apply to mobile veterinary medical practices for agricultural animals:
(1) Mobile units utilized by veterinarians:
(a) Shall be clean and orderly.
(b) Shall contain the following:
1. Sterile syringes and needles.
2. Properly stored biologics.
3. Antiseptic intravenous equipment.
4. If controlled substances are on the unit, a locking secure cabinet for storage and an accurate controlled substance log.
5. When surgery is to be performed, the following shall be maintained:
a. Surgical instruments,
b. Access to a means of sterilization,
c. Suture material, and
d. Intravenous equipment.
(2) When working with known infectious diseases within a herd, precautions shall be used to prevent transmission of infectious agents to another animal whether or not within the herd.
(3) Veterinarians must have a written agreement with a clinic or hospital for the provision of long term hospitalization, surgery, or radiology, if these services are not provided by the mobile clinic.
(4) Veterinarians must furnish a permanent address at which the veterinarian can be reached so that their clients can request veterinary medical records.
Rulemaking Authority 474.206, 474.215(6) FS. Law Implemented 474.215(6) FS. History–New 7-4-95, Amended 7-22-10.
This ends the information from Florida Administrative Code.
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