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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 24TEXAS BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 573RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
SUBCHAPTER CRESPONSIBILITIES TO CLIENTS
RULE §573.28Observance of Confidentiality

(a) A veterinarian shall not violate the confidential relationship between the veterinarian and a client.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a veterinarian shall not disclose any information concerning the veterinarian's care for an animal except:

  (1) on written or oral authorization or other form of waiver executed by the client;

  (2) on receipt by the veterinarian of an appropriate court order or subpoena; or

  (3) as necessary to substantiate and collect on a debt incurred by a client for veterinary services.

(c) A veterinarian may, without authorization by the client, disclose information contained in a rabies certificate or any information regarding reportable communicable diseases to a governmental entity only for purposes related to the protection of public health and safety.


Source Note: The provisions of this §573.28 adopted to be effective June 14, 2012, 37 TexReg 4229; amended to be effective August 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 5154

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