Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine

 

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INFORMATION FOR LOUISIANA STATE BOARD EXAMINATION

I. TEST COMPOSITION
The Louisiana State Board Examination consists of no less than twenty-five questions designed to test an applicant's familiarity with the laws and regulations governing the practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Louisiana.

II. SCORING
A score of at least 70% must be obtained on the examination.

III. CONTENT
Regulations and Practice Act Component questions are taken from the Louisiana Veterinary Practice Act governing the practice of veterinary medicine - La.R.S. 37:1511 - 1534; Chapters 1, 4, 7, 9, and 10 of 46:LAC LXXXV - Veterinarians; and Miscellaneous Statutes La. R.S. 37:1731, La. R.S. 37:1741, La. R.S. 3:2452 to 2454, La. R.S. 40:1275 to 278.

INTRODUCTION TO THE LOUISIANA VETERINARY PRACTICE ACT

The Practice Act booklet contains sections of legal information as follows:

I. Louisiana Veterinary Practice Act
The Practice Act contains the statutes (laws) passed by the Louisiana legislature to create the Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners for the purpose of regulating the profession of veterinary medicine. The Practice Act is sub-divided into sections which cover the practice of veterinary medicine by doctors of veterinary medicine, registered veterinary technicians, certified animal euthanasia technicians, and registered equine dentists.

II. Louisiana Administrative Code. Professional and Occupational Standards
These rules (regulations) are written and published (promulgated) by the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine to enhance and codify its ability to ensure that the statutes of the Practice Act are followed. Although rules carry less weight than statutes, they are still considered legal requirements to be followed by members of the professions governed by the Board.

III. Complementary Laws
Other statutes are passed by the legislature which effect those persons regulated by the Board of Veterinary Medicine. This section contains selected laws in which the Board finds that licensees frequently have questions.

STUDY GUIDE OF THE PRACTICE ACT, BOARD RULES AND COMPLEMENTARY LAWS FOR THE STATE BOARD EXAMINATION

The Louisiana State Board Examination is taken from statutes found in the Veterinary Practice Act, rules (regulations) found in the Louisiana Administrative Code, and statutes found elsewhere in the Louisiana Revised Statutes which are deemed to be of importance to a newly licensed practitioner of veterinary medicine. The State Board Examination (SBE) must be passed before a license to practice veterinary medicine in Louisiana will be issued by the Board.

The following study guide indicates the topic areas within the Veterinary Practice Act book from which the questions on the SBE are derived. The reference to applicable statutes and rules is provided to assist you in preparing for the examination.

TOPIC AREA     APPLICABLE STATUTES     APPLICABLE RULES
General Information     La. R.S. 37:1511 to 1513     Chapter 1
Powers of the Board     La. R.S. 37:1518     101
Requirements for licensure     La. R.S. 37:1514, 1520, 1521 & 1523     301, 303, 307
Renewal of a license     La. R.S. 37:1524 & 1525     305 & 501-505
Discipline and hearings     La. R.S. 1526     106
Penalties and appeals     La. R.S. 1531 & 1534     105
Continuing education     La. R.S. 1518     Chapter 4
Veterinary practice standards     La. R.S. 1518     Chapter 7
Peer Assistance Program     La. R.S. 1518     Chapter 9
Rules of professional conduct     La. R.S. 1518     Chapter 10
Registered Veterinary Technicians     La. R.S. 1542, 1544-1547     N/A
Zoo employees     La. R.S. 1518     Chapter 13
Complementary Laws:
Abandoned Animals Act     La. R.S. 3:2452-2454     N/A
Rabies control     La. R.S. 40:1275-1278     N/A

 

 

 

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