Registered Veterinary Technicians Association

                                  Advancing RVT Professionals through Education, Science and Legislation
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A CaRVTA Regulatory/Legislative Committee member is in attendance at all VMB, RVT Task Force, and MDC meetings to report on information that is important to our members, as well as to represent CaRVTA when appropriate. (sign up for Meeting Nofifications HERE)


Veterinary Medical Board
Animal Physical Rehabilitation Update

Regulation and Legislation Report

January 2016 January 2017
April  2016 April 2017
July 2016 July 2017
October 2016 October 2017

Stay up to date on the many veterinary-related bills
as they wind through the State Assemby and Senate.

February 2016

Veterinay Medical Board News

MDC and VMB meetings are webcasted live when the meetings are held in the new Sacramento building.
The webcasts can be viewed live by logging in HERE at the date and time of the meeting.

Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit

Alternate Route Assistance
CaRVTA can help with your Alternate Route application!  
Unlicensed Veterinary Activity
When the VMB receives a complaint about unlicensed activity, it first investigates the complaint. Second, it sends a Cease & Desist letter to the individual, giving them an opportunity to explain whether or not they are actually engaged in the unlicensed activity. If they are performing the activity and do not desist, they are issued a citation and fine. They may also be referred to the local District Attorney for criminal prosecution. The VMB has passed a motion to direct its legal counsel to investigate further enforcement options.
For information about how to file a complaint - CLICK HERE
If you prefer, you can contact CaRVTA's Regulatory/Legislative Liaison by sending an email to: rvtregs@carvta.org or calling (916) 244-2494 ext 210.
CE Audits
The VMB sends notices to licensees 90-120 days prior to their relicensure dates, notifying individuals that they have been selected for a CE audit. This procedure is intended to give licensees enough time to acquire the CE if they do not already have it. Approximately 10% of licensees are audited each year. RVTs should keep their CE certificates on file and not send them in with their license renewals, unless they have been notified that they are being audited.

The first results for the new California RVT Exam (law exam) were presented. The Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) reported that 24 candidates had taken the new exam, and 54% had passed. The state Office of Professional Examination Services (OPES), which administers the exam, has informed the VMB that there were two distinct groups of candidates: one group that had very high scores on the exam; and, one that had very low scores. The presumption is that the high scorers were well prepared for the exam and the low scorers were not. Candidates were told whether they passed or failed, but were not given their actual scores. The OPES is still working on the individual test item statistics and may end up removing some items from future exams if they perform poorly. The OPES emphasized that since those who failed the exam did so poorly, removing some items from scoring would not affect the pass rate.

The Leg/Reg Committee is looking for more committee members. If you are interested, be sure to e-mail Nancy Ehrlich at info@carvta.org.
Most state meetings take place in Sacramento, although VMB meetings sometimes are scheduled for Southern California.
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