ADOPTED RULE MAKING (Permanent & Emergency)
09/28/2021 — Emergency Rule due to Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas
In its September 15th, 2021 emergency meeting, the Board agreed to promulgate the following emergency rule as it pertains to the license renewal submission deadline for the 2021-2022 renewal cycle in response to the emergency created by Hurricanes Ida and Nicholas.
Renewal submission deadline date extended to October 30th at 11:59pm (central) – With regards to Renewal Submission Deadline for the renewal cycle of 2021-2022, the deadline date by which all renewals must be submitted along with all continuing education material was moved from September 30, 2021 to October 30, 2021. The current expiration date for all licenses not yet submitted and approved has been extended from September 30, 2021 to October 30, 2021. All continuing education details and documentation as well as the license renewal and fee payment must be submitted by no later than October 30, 2021 at 11:59pm. Any license renewals and fee payments not submitted by October 30, 2021 at 11:59pm will become expired. License renewals submitted after the extended deadline will be subject to the late renewal fees.
Emergency Rule publication date – Effective 09/28/2021
06/09/2020 — Emergency Rule #2 due to COVID-19 Pandemic
In its June ’21 meeting, the Board agreed to promulgate the following emergency rule as it pertains to continuing education for the CE Period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022 for the renewal cycle of 2022-2023.
With regards to Continuing Education requirements for the renewal cycle of 2022-2023 (with the CE period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022), there is no limit for approved online instruction completed. All required CE hours can be completed online with participation in approved CE programs.
This emergency rule will end on J, 2022 and the current Rules will apply thereafter. View the full emergency Rule at www.lsbvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-DOE-COVID-19-Online-CE-Max-Extension.pdf or in the Louisiana Register at http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/reg/register.aspx.
Emergency Rule publication date – Effective 07/01/2021
06/09/2020 — Emergency Rule #1 due to COVID-19 Pandemic
In its April meeting, the Board agreed to promulgate an emergency rule as it pertains to continuing education and preceptorships for the renewal cycle of 2020-2021. In its June meeting, the Board voted to amend and promulgate the following Emergency Rule pertaining to Continuing Education and Preceptorships.
With regards to Continuing Education requirements, for the renewal cycles of 2020-2021 (with the CE period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020) and 2021-2022 (with the CE period of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021), all licensees are given until June 30, 2021 to complete the required CE hours for both renewal cycles. Additionally, there is no limit per renewal cycle for approved online instruction with third-party grading
With respect to Preceptorship requirements for licensure, the Board will issue temporary permits to practice veterinary medicine to those applicants who only lack the requirement of the completion of the preceptorship program for licensure. For the number of full weeks (40 hours of training per week) the applicant lacks completion of the preceptorship program, the first weeks of actual job duties with an employer will be considered as part of an approved preceptorship program for the term required to complete the preceptorship program. The employee/preceptee and employer/preceptor must still complete an official preceptorship by completing all paperwork and steps usually required including the practice assessment questionnaire (for those practices not yet approved as preceptorships by the LBVM), agreement form, attendance logs, evaluation sheets, practice assessment forms and job description forms. Upon submission of a favorable evaluation by the employer/preceptor, a permanent license will be issued by the Board provided all other qualifications have been met. If the evaluation is an unfavorable one, the Board shall have the discretion to revoke the temporary permit, extend the temporary permit and/or require an additional preceptorship assignment during the period of the extension. All temporary licenses will expire on December 31, 2020.
This emergency rule, and any extension, will end on July 1, 2021 and the current Rules will apply thereafter. View the full emergency Rule at www.lsbvm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020-DOE-COVID-19.pdf or in the Louisiana Register at http://www.doa.la.gov/Pages/osr/reg/register.aspx.
Emergency Rule publication date – Effective 06/09/2020
PROPOSED RULE MAKING & REGULATORY CHANGES
No proposed rule making and regulatory changes at this time.