HB 372: "An Act amending the definition of 'practice of veterinary medicine.'"

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 372 01 "An Act amending the definition of 'practice of veterinary medicine.'" 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 08.98.250(5) is amended to read: 04 (5) "practice of veterinary medicine" 05 (A) means for compensation to 06 (i) diagnose, treat, correct, change, relieve, or prevent 07 animal disease, deformity, defect, injury, or other physical or mental 08 condition, including the prescription or administration of a drug, 09 biologic apparatus, anesthetic, or other therapeutic or diagnostic 10 substance; 11 (ii) use a manual or mechanical procedure for testing 12 for pregnancy or correcting sterility or infertility; or 13 (iii) render advice or recommendation with regard to 14 any matter listed in (i) or (ii) of this subparagraph; 15 (B) means to represent, directly or indirectly, publicly or

01 privately, an ability or willingness to do any act in (A) of this paragraph for 02 compensation; 03 (C) means to use a description, title, abbreviation, or letters in a 04 manner or under circumstances tending to induce the belief that the person 05 using it or them is qualified or licensed to do any act in (A) of this paragraph 06 whether or not for compensation; 07 (D) does not include, whether or not for compensation, 08 (i) practices related to artificial insemination and the use 09 of a title, abbreviation, or letters in a manner that [WHICH] induces 10 the belief that the person using them is qualified to perform artificial 11 insemination; 12 (ii) the practices of a farrier done in the performance of 13 the farrier's profession; 14 (iii) standard practices commonly performed on farm or 15 domestic animals in the course of routine farming or animal husbandry 16 or animal care and treatment, when performed by an owner, [OR] 17 the owner's employee, or the owner's agent acting with the owner's 18 approval as long as the owner, employee, and agent do not 19 represent themselves as veterinarians, [UNLESS] ownership of the 20 animal is not transferred for the purpose of avoiding application of this 21 chapter, and [OR] the primary purpose of hiring the employee is not to 22 avoid application of this chapter;