Register June 2019 No. 762
Chapter VE 7
STANDARDS OF PRACTICE AND UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR VETERINARIANS
VE 7.01   Definitions.
VE 7.02   Delegation of veterinary medical acts.
VE 7.03   Records.
VE 7.04   Change of name and address.
VE 7.05   Display of license.
VE 7.055   Renewal of license.
VE 7.06   Unprofessional conduct.
VE 7.07   Board action.
Ch. VE 7 Note Note: Chapter VE 7 as it existed on September 30, 1989, was repealed and a new chapter VE 7 was created effective October 1, 1989.
VE 7.01 VE 7.01 Definitions. As used in this chapter:
VE 7.01(1) (1)“Advertising" means to give notice by any means, including but not limited to any circular, card, notice, telephone book listing, magazine, newspaper or other printed material or any electronic medium.
VE 7.01(2) (2)“Deception" means:
VE 7.01(2)(a) (a) Claiming to have performed an act or given a treatment which has not in fact been performed or given.
VE 7.01(2)(b) (b) Giving needless treatment.
VE 7.01(2)(c) (c) Using a different treatment than stated.
VE 7.01(3) (3)“Fraud" means:
VE 7.01(3)(a) (a) The making of false claims regarding knowledge, ability, skills or facilities for use in treatment or diagnosis of a disease.
VE 7.01(3)(b) (b) The making of false claims regarding testing, inspecting, reporting or issuing of inter-state, intra-state or export health certificates.
VE 7.01(4) (4)“Gross negligence" means a gross, serious or grave degree of negligence as compared to less serious or more ordinary acts of negligence.
VE 7.01(5) (5)“Standard of care" means diagnostic procedures and modes of treatment considered by the veterinary profession to be within the scope of current, acceptable veterinary medical practice.
VE 7.01 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1989, No. 405, eff. 10-1-89; CR 07-051: cr. (5) Register October 2008 No. 634, eff. 11-1-08; CR 13-031: am. (1) Register April 2014 No. 700, eff. 5-1-14.
VE 7.02 VE 7.02 Delegation of veterinary medical acts.
VE 7.02(1)(1)The following acts are limited to those holding a license under s. 89.06 (1), 89.06 (2m) (a), or 89.072, Stats.; a permit under s. VE 3.05, 5.03 or 6.02; or active status as a student at a college of veterinary medicine approved by the board, and may not be delegated to or performed by veterinary technicians or other persons not holding such license or permit:
VE 7.02(1)(a) (a) Diagnosis and prognosis of animal diseases and conditions.
VE 7.02(1)(b) (b) Prescribing of drugs, medicines, treatments and appliances.
VE 7.02(1)(c) (c) Performing surgery.
VE 7.02(2) (2)Except as provided under s. 95.21 (2), Stats., veterinarians may delegate to veterinary students the provision of veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian when the veterinarian is personally present on the premises where the services are provided.
VE 7.02(3) (3)Except as provided under s. 95.21 (2), Stats., veterinarians may delegate to certified veterinary technicians the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian:
VE 7.02(3)(a) (a) Nonsurgical veterinary treatment of animal diseases and conditions, including administration of vaccines, including rabies vaccines.
VE 7.02(3)(b) (b) Observations and findings related to animal diseases and conditions to be utilized by a veterinarian in establishing a diagnosis or prognosis, including routine radiographs, nonsurgical specimen collection, drawing of blood for diagnostic purposes, and laboratory testing procedures.
VE 7.02(3)(c) (c) Administration of sedatives and presurgical medications.
VE 7.02(3)(e) (e) Nutritional evaluation and counseling.
VE 7.02(4) (4)Veterinarians may delegate to certified veterinary technicians the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian when the veterinarian is personally present on the premises where the services are provided:
VE 7.02(4)(a) (a) Administration of local or general anesthesia, including induction and monitoring.
VE 7.02(4)(b) (b) Performing diagnostic radiographic contrast studies.
VE 7.02(4)(c) (c) Dental prophylaxis and simple extractions that require minor manipulation and minimal elevation.
VE 7.02(4)(d) (d) Sample collection via a cystocentesis procedure.
VE 7.02(4)(e) (e) Placement of intravenous and arterial catheters.
VE 7.02(4)(f) (f) Suturing of tubes and catheters.
VE 7.02(4)(g) (g) Fine needle aspirate of a mass.
VE 7.02(4)(h) (h) Performing amniocentesis, embryo collection and transfer, follicular aspiration, and transvaginal oocyte collection and recovery on livestock.
VE 7.02(5) (5)Veterinarians may delegate to unlicensed assistants the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian:
VE 7.02(5)(a) (a) Basic diagnostic studies, including routine radiographs, nonsurgical specimen collection, and laboratory testing procedures.
VE 7.02(5)(b) (b) Monitoring and reporting to the veterinarian changes in the condition of a hospitalized animal patient.
VE 7.02(5)(c) (c) Dispensing prescription drugs pursuant to the written order of the veterinarian.
VE 7.02(6) (6)Except as provided under s. 95.21, Stats., veterinarians may delegate to unlicensed assistants the provision of the following veterinary medical services under the direct supervision of the veterinarian when the veterinarian is personally present on the premises where the services are provided:
VE 7.02(6)(a) (a) Nonsurgical veterinary treatment of animal diseases and conditions, including administration of vaccines, and administration of sedatives and presurgical medications.
VE 7.02(6)(b) (b) Observations and findings related to animal diseases and conditions to be utilized by a veterinarian in establishing a diagnosis or prognosis, including the drawing of blood for diagnostic purposes.
VE 7.02(6)(c) (c) Dental prophylaxis.
VE 7.02(6)(d) (d) Nutritional evaluation and counseling.
VE 7.02(7) (7)Notwithstanding subs. (1) to (6), a veterinary student, certified veterinary technician or unlicensed assistant employed by a veterinarian may, under the direct supervision of the veterinarian and pursuant to mutually acceptable written protocols, perform evaluative and treatment procedures necessary to provide an appropriate response to life-threatening emergency situations for the purpose of stabilizing the patient pending further treatment.
VE 7.02(8) (8)In delegating the provision of veterinary medical acts to veterinary students, certified veterinary technicians and others, the veterinarian shall do all of the following:
VE 7.02(8)(a) (a) Delegate only those tasks commensurate with the education, training, experience and demonstrated abilities of the person supervised.
VE 7.02(8)(b) (b) Provide the supervision required under subs. (2) to (7).
VE 7.02(8)(c) (c) Where the veterinarian is not required to be personally present on the premises where the delegated services are provided, be available at all times for consultation either in person or within 15 minutes of contact by telephone, by video conference or by electronic communication device.
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