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2021 House Bill 4912: Authorize "alternative" veterinary practices and more
Introduced by Rep. Robert Bezotte (R) on May 25, 2021
To revise various regulations in the law governing veterinary practices. Among other things the bill would prohibit veterinarians from practicing “unless it is within the context of a veterinarian-client-patient relationship” as defined in the bill; waive certain licensure mandates during a declared emergency or in response to a “to a large-scale animal cruelty case;” authorize the use of specified “therapeutic philosophy and practice that is not considered part of conventional, Western veterinary medicine;” and more.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on May 25, 2021
Reported in the House on June 16, 2021
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Referred to the House Rules and Competitveness Committee on July 21, 2021
Reported in the House on March 10, 2022
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-4) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

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