The state veterinary medical licensing board, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt rules that do all of the following:
(A) Define "large animal veterinary services," "veterinary services necessary to implement or enforce the law," and "veterinary services necessary to protect public health";
(B) Designate veterinary resource shortage areas comprised of areas in this state that have limited access to each of the following:
(1) Large animal veterinary services;
(2) Veterinary services necessary to implement or enforce the law;
(3) Veterinary services necessary to protect public health.
The designations may apply to a geographic area, one or more facilities within a particular area, or a population group of animals within a particular area.
(C) Establish priorities among veterinary resource shortage areas for use in recruiting veterinarians under the veterinarian loan repayment program;
(D) Establish priorities for use in determining eligibility among applicants for participation in the veterinarian loan repayment program;
In adopting the rules, the board shall consult with the state veterinarian. .
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.
Effective Date: 10-12-2006