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Title XXII OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

Chapter 340

Effective - 28 Aug 2004 bottom

  340.217.  Practice of veterinary medicine across state lines defined — license not required, when. — 1.  No person registered as a veterinarian in Missouri shall engage in the practice of veterinary medicine, as authorized in this chapter, across state lines, except as herein provided.

  2.  For purposes of this chapter, the "practice of veterinary medicine across state lines" means:

  (1)  The rendering of a written or otherwise documented veterinary medical opinion concerning the diagnosis or treatment of a patient within this state by a veterinarian located outside this state as a result of transmission of individual patient data by electronic, telephonic, or other means from within this state or any other state to such veterinarian or veterinarian's agent; or

  (2)  The rendering of treatment to a patient within this state by a veterinarian located outside this state as a result of transmission of individual patient data by electronic, telephonic, or other means from within this state or any other state to such veterinarian or veterinarian's agent.

  3.  A veterinarian located outside this state shall not be required to obtain a license when:

  (1)  In consultation with a veterinarian licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this state; and

  (2)  The veterinarian licensed in this state retains the ultimate authority and responsibility for the diagnosis and/or treatment in the care of the patient located within this state; or

  (3)  Evaluating a patient or rendering an oral, written, or otherwise documented veterinary medical opinion when providing testimony or records for the purpose of any civil or criminal action before any judicial or administrative proceeding in this state or other forum in this state.

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(L. 2004 H.B. 869)


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