SB17-135

SB17-135 - Remove Medical Release Requirement For Animal Chiropractic

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the removal of the requirement that licensed chiropractors who are registered to perform animal chiropractic obtain a veterinary medical clearance by a licensed veterinarian before performing an act that falls within an animal chiropractor's scope of practice on an animal patient.

Under current law, a licensed chiropractor, whether or not he or she is registered with the state board of chiropractic examiners to perform animal chiropractic, must obtain a veterinary medical clearance from a licensed veterinarian before performing an act that falls within the chiropractor's scope of practice on an animal patient. The bill removes the veterinary medical clearance requirement for chiropractors who are registered with the state board as animal chiropractors. A licensed chiropractor who is registered as an animal chiropractor and performs animal chiropractic on an animal patient is encouraged, in a timely manner, to consult with a veterinarian treating the animal patient.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

 

Latest update: March 13, 2017
03/13/2017 - House Committee on Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Postpone Indefinitely
02/28/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources
02/27/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/24/2017 - Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/23/2017 - Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
02/22/2017 - Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
02/16/2017 - Senate Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/31/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Agriculture, Natural Resources, & Energy