4741-3-04 Criteria for prioritizing underserved areas.

Factors to be considered by the board in determining priorities for determining underserved areas include, but not limited to:

(A) Size of the geographic area to be served;

(B) Number of livestock farms in the area or any public health position offered by a local, county state or federal government entity in the area;

(C) Livestock population within the area;

(D) Number of veterinarians providing both routine and emergency services to the livestock producers in the area or number of veterinarians currently engaged in public health duties and employed by a government entity within the area;

(E) Distance to closest available veterinary practice that provides large animal services;

(F) Presence of an auction market, concentration point, or slaughter facility in the area;

(G) Incidence of episodes of zoonotic disease transmission or threat of the same in the area; and

(H) Supporting letters or documents from elected or appointed public officials (e.g. county commissioners), representatives of the Ohio department of agriculture or Ohio health department, or cooperative extensive service.

Effective: 07/15/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 03/04/2014 and 03/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4741.03(C)(9) , 4741.45
Rule Amplifies: 4741.45
Prior Effective Dates: 11/15/2007, 01/15/2010