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Chapter 4741-2 | Veterinary Business Facilities

 
 
 
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Rule 4741-2-01 | General provisions of a veterinary business facility license.
 

(A) A veterinary business facility not vested with a majority controlling interest by one or more currently Ohio licensed veterinarians, must meet the requirements of section 4741.28 of the Revised Code to obtain a veterinary business facility license in order to provide veterinary medical services in the state of Ohio.

(B) The board shall evaluate whether a program has met the requirements of section 4741.28 of the Revised Code before issuing an initial license.

(C) A veterinary business facility will maintain minimum standards of sanitary and hygienic methods to be used in the humane care and treatment of animals as established in rule 4741-1-03 of the Administrative Code.

(D) A veterinary business facility must meet and comply with all requirements as set forth in section 4741.28 of the Revised Code and rules adopted by the board in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code; and any other applicable state or federal laws and rules. Failure to meet and maintain these requirements shall be considered noncompliance and may affect the facilitys licensure status. The board has the authority to suspend or revoke a license, to refuse to issue or renew a license, and/or impose a civil penalty of up to ten thousand dollars on a person who owns, operates or controls a veterinary business facility for any violation of Chapter 4741. of the Revised Code and/or rules established by the board. The board shall suspend or revoke a license or impose civil penalties only pursuant to an adjudication process in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code for the following, but not limited to:

(1) Any violation of Chapter 4741. of the Revised Code or rules established by the board;

(2) Falsification of or fraudulent submission of licensure or renewal application;

(3) False or misleading advertisement which causes any person to act to the person's detriment in the care or treatment of any animal;

(4) Failure to conform to the rules of the board or the standards of the profession governing proper, humane, sanitary, and hygienic methods to be used in the care and treatment of animals;

(5) Obtains a fee on the assurance that an incurable disease can be cured;

(6) Divides fees or charges or has any arrangement to share fees or charges with any other person, except on the basis of services performed;

(7) Violates the federal and state laws regulating the storage and use of controlled substances;

(8) Fails to report promptly to the proper official any known reportable disease;

(9) Fails to report promptly vaccinations or the results of tests when required to do so by law or rule;

(10) Has been adjudicated incompetent for the purpose of holding the license or permit by a court, as provided in Chapter 2111. of the Revised Code, and has not been restored to legal capacity for that purpose;

(11) Permits a person not a licensed veterinarian, a veterinary student, a registered veterinary technician, or an animal aide to engage in work or perform duties in violation of this chapter;

(12) Has knowledge that the managing veterinarian is guilty of gross incompetence or gross negligence;

(13) Is practicing with a revoked, suspended, expired, or terminated license;

(14) Makes or files a report, health certificate, vaccination certificate, or other document which the facility knows is false, or negligently or intentionally fails to file a report or record required by an applicable state or federal law;

(15) Makes available a dangerous drug, as defined in division (D) of section 4729.02 of the Revised Code, to any person other than for the specific treatment of an animal patient;

(16) Refuses to permit a board investigator or the boards designee to inspect the business premises during regular business hours, except as provided in division (A) of section 4741.26 of the Revised Code;

(17) Violates any order of the board or fails to comply with a subpoena of the board;

(18) Fails to maintain medical records as required by rule of the board;

(19) Engages in cruelty to animals;

(20) Uses, prescribes, or sells any veterinary prescription drug or biologic, or prescribes any extra-label use of any over-the-counter drug or dangerous drug in the absence of a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship.

(E) It is the responsibility of the veterinary business facility to establish whether the managing veterinarian holds a current, valid Ohio license.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03, 4741.28
Amplifies: 4741.28
Five Year Review Date: 2/6/2022
Prior Effective Dates: 10/15/2012
Rule 4741-2-02 | Notification requirement of the veterinary business facility.
 

The board shall be notified within thirty days after a change in the:

(A) Ownership of the veterinary business facility;

(B) Name of the facility;

(C) Address or location(s) of the facility; or

(D) Licensed veterinarian who is responsible for the management of veterinary services at the facility.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03(C)(9), 4741.28
Amplifies: 4741.28
Five Year Review Date: 3/4/2024
Rule 4741-2-03 | Limited licensure.
 

The state veterinary medical licensing board may issue a limited license, without examination, to veterinarians in certain facilities recognized by the board, with limitations to the scope of practice in veterinary medicine. Renewal for the limited license will occur the first day of July of odd numbered years.

(A) Application.

(1) A person who has a veterinary medicine degree or its equivalent, who in the professional capacity of employment is limited to the duties mandated by a veterinary academic institution, a veterinary technology institution or government diagnostic laboratory and whose sole educational or service responsibility is dictated by said institution or laboratory.

(2) A person who is designated with an academic title, not limited to instructor, diagnostician, intern, resident of a veterinary specialty or graduate student.

(3) Veterinarian with a clinical assignment involving diagnosis and/or treatment of animals, whether on site or by referral.

(4) Diagnosticians in laboratory settings, whose duties include the diagnosis and/or treatment of animal patients, whether on site or by referral.

(5) Researchers, whose contact with animals or animal tissues have vital connection with the diagnosis and/or treatment of animal patients.

(B) Limits of veterinary services.

(1) Veterinarians holding a limited license to practice veterinary medicine shall be limited to such practice as mandated by the scope of employment.

(2) Practice outside the institution, except where ambulatory services dictate, is prohibited. On-site consultation outside the institution is prohibited.

(3) Upon termination of contractual obligations to the institution of employment, the limited license to practice veterinary medicine shall become null and void.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03(C)(9), 4741.13
Amplifies: 4741.13
Five Year Review Date: 3/4/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 11/15/2007
Rule 4741-2-04 | Temporary permit to practice.
 

(A) A temporary permit to practice veterinary medicine may be issued by the board to a licensed veterinarian in good standing from another state, territory, or the District of Columbia, meeting the requirements of section 4741.14 of the Revised Code.

(B) The applicant must provide the name of the veterinarian, clinic, or facility for which veterinary services will be provided during the term of the temporary permit. The practice of veterinary medicine will be limited to the veterinary medicine practice or veterinary business facility as designated by the applicant.

(C) A temporary permit is valid for six months and may be renewed for one additional period of six months.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03(C)(9), 4741.14
Amplifies: 4741.14
Five Year Review Date: 3/4/2024
Rule 4741-2-05 | Temporary Military License.
 

(A) "Military duty" has the same meaning as in section 4743.041 of the Revised Code.

(B) To meet the requirements set forth in section 4743.041 of the Revised Code, the board shall issue an expedited temporary license to a veterinary or registered veterinary technician applicant if the individual or the individual's spouse is on military duty in this state and the applicant complies with the following:

(1) The applicant holds a valid license or certificate to practice the veterinary profession issued by another state or jurisdiction.

(2) The applicant obtains a criminal background check in compliance with section 4741.10 of the Revised Code.

(3) The applicant presents adequate proof to the board that the applicant or the applicant's spouse is on military duty in this state.

(C) The board staff person responsible for issuing licenses will monitor the temporary military license and will communicate to the applicant the status of the application , including informing the applicant of any documentation needed for the board to process the application. The board will issue the license within twenty-four hours upon receipt of the required criteria for licensure under this section with the identifier "MIL" and number to designate as a temporary military license to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Ohio.

(D) The board shall deny an applicant the license or revoke the license under this rule if any of the following circumstances occur:

(1) The applicant's license issued by another state or jurisdiction expires or is revoked, or the individual is not in good standing,

(2) With respect to an applicant who was eligible for a license under this rule as the spouse of an individual on military duty, six months have elapsed since the divorce, dissolution or annulment of the marriage.

(3) The individual is in violation of section 4741.22 of the Revised Code or rules adopted thereunder.

(E) There will not be a fee charged to an applicant who qualifies under this rule.

(F) The license issued under this rule shall not be valid for a period longer than six years.

(G) The board will track, on an annual basis, the total number of applications submitted by service members, veterans, or spouses of service members and the average number of business days expended by the board to process those applications.

Last updated September 2, 2021 at 8:16 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03
Amplifies: 4743.041
Five Year Review Date: 9/2/2026
Rule 4741-2-06 | Military License and Renewal.
 

(A) Eligibility for military licensee.

In accordance with Chapter 5903. of the Revised Code, the board has determined that there are no military programs of training, military specialties and lengths of service that are substantially equivalent to or which exceed the educational and supervised training requirement for licensure as a veterinarian or a registered veterinary technician.

(B) Definitions related to military service and veteran status.

(1) "Military" in accordance with division (A) of section 5903.03 of the Revised Code, means the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States., including the Ohio national guard of the national guard of any other state.

(2) "Member" means any person who is serving in the military.

(3) "Veteran" means any person who has completed service in the military and who has been discharged under honorable conditions, or who has been transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service.

(C) License renewal

(1) Veterinarians or registered veterinary technicians serving in the military shall be exempted from the biennial renewal fee provided written documentation is submitted to the board office evidencing that said licensee is on active duty in the military. Upon receipt of said documentation and submission of the required continuing education hours, the board shall waive the biennial fee and a certificate of renewal shall be issued to the licensee/registrant.

(2) Those licensees/registrants who had been actively engaged in the military during the biennial period and submitted satisfactory evidence to the board of honorable discharge or separation under honorable conditions shall be exempt from the biennial renewal fee for that biennium.

(3) The licensee/registrant may submit an application to the board, stating that the licensee/registrant requires an extension of the current continuing education reporting period because the licensee/registrant has served on active duty during the current or a prior reporting period. The licensee shall submit proper documentation certifying the active duty service and the length of the active duty. Upon receiving the application and proper documentation, the board shall extend the current reporting period by an amount of time equal to the total number of months that the license/registrant spent on active duty during the current reporting period. For purposes of this rule, any portion of a month served on active duty shall be considered a full month.

(4) The board shall consider relevant education, training, or service completed by a licensee/registrant as a member of the armed forces of the United States or reserve components thereof, the Ohio national guard, the Ohio military reserve, the Ohio naval militia, or the national guard of any other state in determining whether a licensee/registrant has fulfilled required continuing education.

Last updated September 2, 2021 at 8:16 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4741.03
Amplifies: 4743.041
Five Year Review Date: 9/2/2026