.16 Notice of Lack of 24-hour Supervision.

A veterinarian who has assumed the care and custody of an animal, but does not provide 24-hour supervision by a paid employee physically in the hospital, where the animals are kept, shall provide the following written notification to the owner of the animal: "We Do Not Provide 24-Hour Supervision". This notice shall be provided either by:

A. Posting in a conspicuous location within the hospital that is readily visible by the public, such as at or near a receptionist's desk; or

B. Hand delivery to the owner on a piece of paper when the animal is presented for treatment or boarding.