Termination of Existing
Emergency Rule 312 (2010 Deepwater Horizon-ER #2).
During Oil Cleanup.
December 20, 2010
The Department of Health
and Hospitals, Board of Veterinary Medicine (LBVM) adopted Emergency Rule
312 (2010 Deepwater Horizon-ER #2) continuing in effect the regulatory
requirements of 2010 Deepwater Horizon-ER #1 for the issuance of temporary
registrations to qualified out of state veterinarians with unique
veterinary expertise in the care of free-ranging migratory birds, marine
mammal, sea turtles, and other unspecified animals affected by the recent
BP oil spill in Louisiana in keeping with its function as defined by the
State Legislature in the Veterinary Practice Act.
At the present time, the
determination has been made by the LBVM, with information from LA
Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the LA Department of Wildlife
and Fisheries, that there is no need for the temporary registration of out
of state veterinarians beyond the termination date of Emergency Rule 312
(2010 Deepwater Horizon - ER#2), being December 30, 2010. Therefore, any
and all temporary registrations issued by the LBVM in accordance with
Emergency Rule 312 (2010 Deepwater Horizon - ER #2) will automatically
terminate at midnight on December 30, 2010, CDT, and no new temporary
registrations will be granted.
Thank you for your concern
and inquiry. And, a special thank you is extended to those uniquely
qualified out of state veterinarians that did apply and were granted
temporary registration to assist LA during this time of need. Please
monitor the LBVM’s website at
www.lsbvm.org for future