Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 22||EXAMINING BOARDS|
|PART 24||TEXAS BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS|
|CHAPTER 573||RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT|
|SUBCHAPTER C||RESPONSIBILITIES TO CLIENTS|
|RULE §573.25||Issuance of Official Health Documents Through Direct Knowledge Only|
Licensed veterinarians in this state shall not issue any official health documents for an animal without first having personally examined the individual animal and know of their own knowledge, by actual inspection and appropriate tests, that said animal meets the requirements for the issuance of the official health document. A veterinarian is deemed to have issued and to have knowledge of any official health documents issued in the veterinarian's name, written by veterinarian's employee and/or maintained in veterinarian's patient or client files. A veterinarian shall be responsible for the security and proper use of all official certificates, forms, records and reports, and shall take reasonable care to prevent the misuse thereof. A veterinarian shall immediately report to the TBVME the loss, theft or deliberate or accidental misuse of any such certificate, form, record or report.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §573.25 adopted to be effective June 14, 2012, 37 TexReg 4229|