Veterinarians (216-RICR-40-05-14)

216-RICR-40-05-14 PROPOSED RULE

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 40 Professional Licensing and Facility Regulation
Subchapter 05 Professional Licensing
Part 14 Veterinarians (216-RICR-40-05-14)
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed
Filing Notice Date 11/15/2023
Public Comment Dates 11/15/2023 to 12/15/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-25-6

Purpose and Reason:

The Rhode Island Department of Health (“RIDOH”; “The Department”) is proposing to amend “Veterinarians” [216-RICR-40-15-14] to fulfill the provisions of R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 4-9.1 “Donation of Medications for Use by Nonprofit, State, and Local Facilities.” R.I. Gen. Laws § 4-9.1-8 states:

“The board of veterinary medicine shall promulgate any rules or regulations deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter, including, without limitation:

(1) Requirements for reissuing drugs pursuant to this chapter, including, without limitation, requirements that provide appropriate safeguards for ensuring that the drugs are not compromised or illegally diverted before being reissued;

(2) Requirements for accepting drugs donated to a licensed veterinarian or facility in which veterinary medicine is practiced pursuant to this chapter; and

(3) Requirements for maintaining records relating to the acceptance and use of drugs to fill other prescriptions pursuant to this chapter.”

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