AVMA moves closer to finalizing Model Veterinary Practice Act revisions
SCHAUMBURG, ILL. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is finalizing its latest revision of the Model Veterinary Practice Act.
The Model Veterinary Practice Act was first adopted in 1963 and last revised in 2003. It provides guidance to state veterinary regulators with a template for creating uniform rules and laws to govern veterinary medicine, AVMA says.
For the most recent revision, AVMA received more than 1,000 comments from both veterinarians and the public. The now-revised document reflects those comments plus input from the AVMA Model Veterinary Practice Act Task Force. Comments are now being sought from various AVMA committees and councils, and the final version of the document will be submitted to the AVMA Executive Board for approval later this year.Some of the changes made to the Model Veterinary Practice Act include: