Monday, September 10, 2012

Delaware Laws Regarding the Practice of Veterinary Medicine

The statutes in Delaware provide as follow with regard to the practice of veterinary medicine:

Title 24 Professional Regulation of the Delaware Statutes

2.0 Unprofessional Conduct for Veterinarians (24 Del.C. §3313(a)(1))

2.1 Unprofessional conduct in the practice of veterinary medicine shall include, but not be limited to, the following;


2.1.11 Improper labeling of prescription drugs. The package or label must contain the following information, either typed or in legible handwriting: Name and address of the prescribing veterinarian; Patient's first name and owner's last name; Name, strength and quantity of the drug, and date dispensed; Specific usage directions, describing the exact method by which the drug must be administered. A prescription without specific directions, or a prescription bearing the notation "as directed" without specific directions, may not be prepared or dispensed.
2.1.12 Failure to make childproof packaging available for prescription drugs upon the request of a client.


2.1.15 Prescribing medication without examining the animal(s) within a period of one year.

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