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SB 554: Medical Treatment of Animals


Medical Treatment of Animals; Citing this act as the “Veterinary Telemedicine Act”; redefining the term “patient”; authorizing licensed veterinarians to practice veterinary telemedicine; authorizing a veterinarian practicing telemedicine to order, prescribe, or make available specified medicinal drugs and controlled substances; providing requirements for use of veterinary telemedicine in veterinarian referrals; providing that a supervising veterinarian assumes responsibility for any person working under the veterinarian’s supervision or at his or her direction, etc.

Effective Date: 7/1/2023
Last Action: 5/5/2023 Senate - Died in Agriculture
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Agriculture (AG)
  2. Regulated Industries (RI)
  3. Rules (RC)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
2/7/2023 Senate • Filed
2/16/2023 Senate • Referred to Agriculture; Regulated Industries; Rules
3/7/2023 Senate • Introduced
5/5/2023 Senate • Died in Agriculture