Sunday, September 16, 2012

Indiana Board of Veterinary Examiners Statute and Administrative Rules Regarding Prescrptions

Indiana Board of Veterinary Examiners Statute and Administrative Rules, IC 25-38.1-4-5  Prescriptions,  provides:

     Sec. 5. (a) A licensed veterinarian may write prescriptions. Pharmacists shall give the prescriptions written by a licensed veterinarian the same recognition given the prescriptions of persons holding an unlimited license to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine.
    (b) A valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship must exist before a licensed veterinarian dispenses or prescribes a prescription product.
    (c) Veterinary prescription products, including drugs and immunizing products restricted by state and federal law for use by licensed veterinarians, may not be diverted or transferred to an individual for use on an animal if there is not a current veterinarian-client-patient relationship with the original prescribing veterinarian.
    (d) If a veterinarian prescribes a drug for the client's animal, upon request, the veterinarian shall provide the prescription to the client, unless prohibited by state or federal law or to prevent inappropriate use.
As added by P.L.2-2008, SEC.12. Amended by P.L.58-2008, SEC.40.

To view the entire statute click here.

Rule 5. Standards of Practice

888 IAC 1.1-5-1 Standards of practice
Authority: IC 25-38.1-2-14; IC 25-38.1-2-23
Affected: IC 25-1-9

     Sec. 1. A veterinarian may be found guilty of the incompetent practice of veterinary medicine and may be disciplined under IC 25-1-9 if the veterinarian does any of the following:
          (1) Fails to maintain written animal health records as defined by section 2 of this rule.
          (2) Dispenses or prescribes drugs or therapy unless a veterinarian-client-patient
          relationship has been established.
          (3) Knowingly provides prescription drugs or access to prescription drugs for use other than
          in the proper course of veterinary diagnosis or treatment.
          (4) Performs a treatment or procedure that is beyond the skill or knowledge of the
          (5) Permits, delegates, or requires an employed veterinarian to:
(A) improperly perform the duties of an accredited veterinarian; or
(B) perform services that would constitute a violation of standards provided by this
(Indiana Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners; 888 IAC 1.1-5-1; filed Apr 26, 1988, 2:10 p.m.: 11 IR 3046; filed Aug 11, 1989, 1:35 p.m.: 13 IR 86; filed Dec 27, 1993, 9:00 a.m.: 17 IR 1003; filed May 2, 2001, 10:05 a.m.: 24 IR 2707; readopted filed Jul 19, 2007, 12:53 p.m.: 20070808-IR-888070070RFA; filed Jul 31, 2009, 8:42 a.m.: 20090826-IR-888080679FRA)

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