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Article - Agriculture




§2–313.

    (a)    (1)    This subsection does not apply to an act or omission in giving emergency veterinary aid, care, or assistance for which a person may not be held civilly liable under § 5–614 of the Courts Article.

        (2)    A person may not:

            (i)    Practice veterinary medicine unless the person is licensed, registered, and authorized to engage in the practice under the provisions of this subtitle;

            (ii)    Practice veterinary medicine under a name other than the one on the person’s license and registration, or induce any person to so practice in violation of this subtitle;

            (iii)    Practice veterinary medicine unless the person’s license and registration are displayed in the person’s regularly established office and place of practice;

            (iv)    Own, maintain, conduct, operate, or manage a veterinary office, veterinary dental office, veterinary hospital, or a dog, cat, or animal hospital, unless:

                1.    The person is a licensed veterinarian; or

                2.    The office or hospital is under the direct supervision and control of a licensed and registered veterinarian and a licensed or registered veterinarian is employed in the office or hospital;

            (v)    Advertise any veterinary office, veterinary dental office, veterinary hospital, or a dog, cat, or animal hospital except in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board;

            (vi)    Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section, practice veterinary medicine and sell or dispense any medication, which is not in the original manufacturer’s container;

            (vii)    Advertise as a Board registered veterinary technician unless registered with the Board as required by this subtitle; or

        (viii)    Practice as a veterinary technician unless employed by a veterinary practitioner.

    (b)    A person may practice veterinary medicine and sell or dispense medication that is not in the original manufacturer’s container if:

        (1)    The medication is for use by a nonfarm animal as defined in regulations adopted by the Board; and

        (2)    The person affixes to the container in which the medication is sold or dispensed, a label clearly showing the brand, generic or chemical name and strength, if indicated, of the medication, the type of nonfarm animal for which the medication is designated, and the owner’s last name.

    (c)    A licensed veterinarian may dispense compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations if:

        (1)    The compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations are to be used for a nonfarm animal as defined by regulations adopted by the Board that are consistent with State and federal law;

        (2)    The nonfarm animal is a patient of the licensed veterinarian;

        (3)    The quantity of the compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations dispensed does not exceed a 7–day supply;

        (4)    The licensed veterinarian determines that timely access to a compounding pharmacy is not available and that the compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations are not otherwise commercially available;

        (5)    The compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations are provided to the licensed veterinarian by a pharmacist in accordance with § 12–510 of the Health Occupations Article; and

        (6)    The compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations are dispensed in a container with a label clearly showing:

            (i)    The brand, generic or chemical name and strength, if indicated, of the compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations, the type of nonfarm animal for which the compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations are designated, and the owner’s last name; and

            (ii)    The dispensing date and the expiration date of the compounded nonsterile preparations or compounded sterile preparations.



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