Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Veterinary Medicine
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Veterinary Medicine [18 VAC 150 ‑ 20]
Action:
Use of the term specialist
 
General Information
Action Summary The planned regulatory action is in response to a Petition for Rulemaking, which proposes that a definition of “specialist” be added to 18VAC150-20-10 and that it shall be considered unprofessional conduct to identify oneself as a specialist without the possessing the proper credentials. The goal is to prevent misrepresentation to the public in the use of the term specialist or specialty for an individual licensee or in the name of an establishment.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004297]
Associated Petitions for Rulemaking Definition of veterinary specialist and restriction on use of term
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7173 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 7/1/2015.
7287 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/29/2016.
7457 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/27/2016.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: leslie.knachel@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4468    FAX: (804)527-4471    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.