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These emergency rules are/were promulgated during emergency declarations by the Louisiana Governor; the status of each item is recorded here. Emergency rules are temporary in nature and do not require the full regulatory process as do Regulatory Proposals/Projects.


 

2021-07-09  ~  Maximum Online Hours of Continuing Veterinary Education – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on July 9, 2021 the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine (LBVM) exercised the emergency provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, specifically La. R.S.49:953(B), to adopt an emergency rule which will add language to §405, §811, and §1227. The added language in these sections allowed the board to temporarily expand the manner in which continuing education units may be obtained related to the renewal and reinstatement of licenses to practice veterinary medicine, the certifications of registered veterinary technicians and certified animal euthanasia technicians during the current fiscal year. As such, all CE hours can be completed online between July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 for the  ’22-’23 Renewal Cycle (which opens July 1, 2022). The conditions of this emergency rule expire on June 30, 2022. The emergency rule can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.


2021-09-15  ~ LAC 46:LXXXV Sections 305, 811, 1213, and 1505 –
Licensure Procedures, Deadline Extension – The added language in these sections of the emergency rule gives the board the ability to temporarily extend the time related to the renewal of licenses to practice veterinary medicine, the certifications of registered veterinary technicians, certified animal euthanasia technicians, and registered equine dentists during the current fiscal year beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Any license renewed or reinstated under this exception shall have met the continuing education requirements to renew and maintain licensure for the current fiscal year. Thus, the deadline for submitting all ’21-’22 licensure renewals has been extended to October 30, 2021. The emergency rule can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.


2020-06-04  ~ LAC 46:LXXXV Sections 405, 811, 1227, 1517
Maximum Online Hours of Continuing Veterinary Education AND LAC 46:LXXXV Sections 1105 Preceptorship Program — The added language in the emergency rule gives the board the ability to temporarily extend the time to obtain approved continuing education units related to the renewal and reinstatement of licenses to practice veterinary medicine, the certifications of registered veterinary technicians, certified animal euthanasia technicians, and registered equine dentists during the current fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.  Any license renewed or reinstated under this exception shall meet the continuing education requirements to renew and maintain licensure following the end of the next fiscal year. The added language to Section 1105 of Chapter 11 will temporarily expand the process of obtaining training under the board’s Preceptorship Program to include employment training under temporary permits to practice veterinary medicine through the end of calendar year 2020. Thereafter the requirements of the Preceptorship Program will apply to students enrolled in an accredited school of veterinary medicine and graduates. The emergency rule can be viewed in its entirety by clicking here.

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