CVMA Friday, December 09, 2016


New Labeling Requirements & Safety Data Sheet Form
By December 1, 2013, all employers must train their employees on new labeling requirements and safety data sheet format to comply with OSHA revised Hazard Communication Standards. Information regarding the changes as well as frequently asked questions can be found at:
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Three Bills Into Law
The CVMA has been instrumental in helping shape three bills this year. AB 272, SB 304 and SB 809 have all been signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.
♦  AB 272 changes the rabies vaccination date from the current four months to "after his or her dog attains the age of three months or older." AB 272 brings California in line with other states that currently have the three-month threshold or rely on vaccine-label protocols.
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♦  SB 304 creates a new system of permitting and fingerprinting of veterinary assistants who obtain a "veterinary assistant controlled substances permit." The California State Department of Consumer Affairs and the legislature do not intend for this permit to be extended to receptionists, accounting staff, etc. in the veterinary practice — only to those individuals who are directed, under the order and control of the veterinarian, to obtain and administer controlled substances. Read more
♦  SB 809 addressed funding for the Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System. The CVMA was concerned that the CURES reporting form required an NPI number which veterinarians are ineligible to get. The CVMA was successful in amending the CURES form to only require an NPI number, if applicable. Read more

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Last year, California veterinarians were notified by the Drug Enforcement Agency that it is illegal for them to carry and use controlled substances outside of their registered location. Read more......
There have been several recalls in the past couple months. Visit our Recall Information page for a list of recent recalls and more information about the companies and products involved.

As part of its Illegal Practice campaign, the CVMA has compiled the most common questions and answers regarding the illegal practice of veterinary medicine along with references to relevant California laws.



Two Convicted of Practicing Veterinary Medicine Without A License
A Sacramento County man and Butte County woman have been convicted of practicing veterinary medicine without a license following an investigation by the Veterinary Medical Board.
The CVMA is proud to announce a valuable, new member benefit program. See how much you can save on your credit card processing fees with Infintech!
CVMA CVA Program
 The CVMA Certified Veterinary Assistant program gives unregistered assistants employed in a veterinary practice, the opportunity to advance their knowledge and learn the skills needed to increase their value as a member of the veterinary practice team. 


California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC)

CVMA Insurance Program through VISC

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