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15.14.13.00.htm 15.14.13.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 14 BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS Chapter 13 Qualifications for Examination and Registration of a Veterinary Technician Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-309, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.14.13.01.htm 15.14.13.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter applies to any person who makes application to the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners to be registered as a veterinary technician.
15.14.13.02.htm 15.14.13.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “AAVSB” means the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.. 2) “AVMA” means the American Veterinary Medical Association.. 3) "Board" means the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.. 4) “Candidate for graduation” means a student who:. a) Is within approximately 3 months of graduating college with a degree in veterinary technology; andb) Has a letter sent from
15.14.13.03.htm 15.14.13.03. 03 Qualifications for Examination.. A. Eligibility Requirements for Graduates or Candidates for Graduation From Veterinary Technology Programs. To be eligible to take the State Board Examination, an examination applicant shall provide a final transcript from a school showing that the applicant is a graduate or candidate for graduation from a veterinary technology program approved by the AVMA.B. Eligibility Requirements for Applicants Who do not Meet the Educational
15.14.13.04.htm 15.14.13.04. 04 Maryland Examination ― Time and Place.. The AAVSB shall specify the times and locations for taking the VTNE..
15.14.13.05.htm 15.14.13.05. 05 Maryland State Examination ― Subject Matter.. A. Exam Format. The Maryland State Veterinary Technician Examination is divided into two parts:. 1) The VTNE; and. 2) The State Board Examination.. B. The VTNE, written by veterinarians and veterinary technicians affiliated with the AAVSB, AVMA, the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America and the Canadian Association of Animal Health Technologists and Technicians, tests a candidate's general knowledge
15.14.13.06.htm 15.14.13.06. 06 Examination ― Passing Grade.. A. A candidate shall pass the VTNE. The VTNE shall be administered for those candidates who have not previously taken and passed the VTNE. Candidates who have previously taken and passed the VTNE shall provide the Committee with a report from the AAVSB’s Veterinary Information Verifying Agency showing that the candidate has passed the VTNE.B. Passing Score for the VTNE. The PES shall establish the passing score for the VTNE..
15.14.13.07.htm 15.14.13.07. 07 Notice of Pass or Fail of VTNE.. The AAVSB shall notify each candidate if the candidate passes or fails. Upon request, a candidate may be given the candidate's grade.
15.14.13.08.htm 15.14.13.08. 08 Taking Examination After Failure.. After a failure on the VTNE, a candidate may take another examination by:. A. Making application directly to the AAVSB; and. B. Meeting all other conditions as specified by the AAVSB or its authorized representative..
15.14.13.09.htm 15.14.13.09. 09 Fee Refunds.. A. The fee associated with the State Board Examination is non-refundable.. B. The fee associated with the VTNE shall be refunded in accordance with AAVSB’s policy on refunds..
15.14.13.10.htm 15.14.13.10. 10 Registration.. The Board shall register an applicant as a registered veterinary technician who:. A. Meets the requirements of this chapter;. B. Meets the Committee's educational requirements;. C. Passes the Committee's examination;. D. Is of good moral character; and. E. Is at least 18 years old..
15.14.13.11.htm 15.14.13.11. 11 Requirements of Veterinary Technicians from Another State or Foreign Jurisdiction.. A. Subject to the provisions of this regulation, the Board may register an applying veterinary technician who submits proof of meeting the following requirements:1) Is registered in another state or a foreign jurisdiction and is a graduate of a school accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association;2) Has been employed in a clinical practice as a veterinary technician cont
15.14.13.12.htm 15.14.13.12. 12 Registration Renewal.. A. A registration is issued for 3 years and expires on June 30 on the third year after the date issued, unless the applicant renews the applicant's registration by:1) Submitting a renewal application on the form that the Committee requires;. 2) Paying to the Board a renewal fee, as provided in COMAR 15.14.12.02; and. 3) Satisfactorily completing Committee-approved continuing education requirements, as provided in COMAR 15.14.16.
15.14.13.13.htm 15.14.13.13. 13 Duties and Restrictions on Registered Veterinary Technicians.. A. A registered veterinary technician may not:. 1) Diagnose;. 2) Offer prognosis;. 3) Prescribe:. a) Drugs;. b) Medication;. c) Appliances;. 4) Perform surgery; or. 5) Initiate treatment without prior instruction by a veterinarian.. B. A registered veterinary technician may perform the following procedures under the responsible direct supervision of a veterinarian:1) Inducing anesthesia by intramuscular injection;.
15.14.13.14.htm 15.14.13.14. 14 Sanctions.. The Board may refuse to register an applicant, suspend or revoke the registration, reprimand and censure, or place on probation any registered veterinary technician, if the registered veterinary technician:A. Practices veterinary medicine;. B. Fraudulently or deceptively obtains a registration;. C. Is professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent;. D. Acts in an unprofessional or immoral manner;.
15.14.13.9999.htm 15.14.13.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01―13 adopted as an emergency provision effective March 13, 1985 (12:7 Md. R. 696) emergency status expired June 1, 1985; adopted permanently effective October 7, 1985 (12:20 Md. R. 1930)Regulation .02B amended effective July 27, 1998 (25:15 Md. R. 1194) December 12, 2002 (29:24 Md. R. 1920)Regulation .03A amended effective October 11, 1993 (20:20 Md. R. 1573) December 12, 2002 (29:24 Md. R. 1920)Regulation .03A amended a
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