Florida Laws and Rules: Veterinary Practice

About the Course:
To remain current on the scope of practice for veterinarians, it is essential that they be updated on new rules being passed or introduced. This course will review Florida’s rules on these matters, as well as the new acts recently enacted in the last few years. As a licensed veterinarian, it is imperative to be judicious in understanding the laws and rules governing the profession.  This course will review the recently adopted rules, rule changes or amendments that, in particular, impact the profession and the practice of veterinary medicine. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the two (2) beliefs or reasons why licensing laws are established.
  • Identify the sections from Florida’s Statutes and Administrative Code that apply to veterinarians.
  • Discuss the violations and penalties for fraudulent and deceptive practices, according to Florida Statutes.
  • List the acts that may constitute grounds for disciplinary action.
  • Identify the various types of premises permits to practice veterinary medicine.
  • Summarize the law regarding medical patient records in terms of confidentiality, ownership and control, and the release of records.
  • Summarize the minimum standards for ownership permits for practicing veterinary medicine.
  • Explain the minimum standards for Limited-Service Veterinary Medical Practices.

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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