HB 329 (BR 1122) - D. Pasley, H. Moberly Jr., C. Hoffman, T. McKee, L. Napier, F. Nesler, J. Stewart III, T. Turner
AN ACT relating to veterinarians.
Amend KRS 321.181 to amend the definition of "indirect supervision"; amend KRS 321.200 to allow persons authorized by owners of animals to treat the owner's animals, including administering drugs, castrating, and dehorning; amend KRS 321.443 to allow veterinary assistants to only work under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.
HB 329 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions except reinstate language allowing employees to care for and treat an owner's animals; remove language allowing other persons authorized by an owner to treat or care for an owner's animals.
SCS - Same as HB 329/GA, except allow authorized persons to care for and treat an owner's animals if the person is not compensated; allow veterinary assistants hired before April 1, 2008, to perform certain procedures under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian; and restrict veterinary assistants hired after April 1, 2008, from performing any procedures without being under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.
SCA (1/Title, T. Jensen) - Make title amendment.
Jan 17-introduced in House
Jan 22-to Agriculture & Small Business (H)
Jan 29-posting waived
Jan 30-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 31-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 1, 2008
Feb 1-3rd reading, passed 87-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 4-received in Senate
Feb 6-to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
Mar 24-taken from committee Agriculture & Natural Resources (S); 1st reading; returned to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
Mar 25-taken from committee Agriculture & Natural Resources (S); 2nd reading; returned to Agriculture & Natural Resources (S)
Mar 27-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)