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The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is pleased to announce the development of Model Regulation - Scope of Practice for Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technologists. Model regulations are developed by the AAVSB Regulatory Policy Task Force to serve as a resource for all of the AAVSB Member Boards when considering changes to rules or regulations. "The AAVSB's Practice Act Model already defines supervision-related terms," shares Cathy Kirkpatrick, Chair, AAVSB Regulatory Policy Task Force. "What this new model regulation provides is the desired distinction of which allowable animal healthcare tasks credentialed Veterinary Technicians/Nurses and Veterinary Technologists may perform within each level of veterinary supervision - immediate, direct, and indirect." The document, Model Regulation - Scope of Practice for Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Technologists, is a model for states and provinces to consider and should be used in conjunction with the AAVSB's Practice Act Model. Ultimately, all AAVSB Member Boards make their own regulatory decisions pursuant to their own state or provincial laws.
About the AAVSB: The AAVSB is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to support and advance the regulatory process for veterinary medicine. The membership of the AAVSB consists of jurisdictions representing all of the United States and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several Canadian provinces.