Texas Register Preamble

The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (Board) adopts this amendment to §571.15, concerning Temporary Veterinary License. The amendment is adopted without changes to the proposed text published in the April 16, 2021, issue of the Texas Register (46 TexReg 2551) and will not be republished.

Reasoned Justification and Factual Basis

This purpose of the amendment is to is to help make temporary licensure less restrictive for out of state veterinarians who wish to volunteer their services in high need areas in Texas.

Summary of Comments and Agency Response

The agency did not receive any public comments that concerned the proposed amendment to this rule.

Statutory Authority

The amendment is adopted under the authority of §801.151(a), Occupations Code, which states that the Board may adopt rules necessary to administer the chapter, and the authority of 801.151(a), Occupations Code, which states that Board may adopt rules as necessary to administer the chapter and the authority of 801.151(b) Occupations Code, which states that the Board may adopt rules of professional conduct appropriate to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity, skills and practice in the veterinary medicine profession.

No other statutes, articles, or codes are affected by the adoption.

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