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Unformatted text preview: Law and Veterinary Medicine Second Hour: State Practice Acts November 2, 2006 Paul Waldau, D.Phil., J.D. First think about this IS THERE A RIGHT TO EMERGENCY TREATMENT FROM A VETERINARIAN WHO HAPPENS TO PASS BY? Extrapolating principles Extrapolate from your freedom to exercise professional discretion and from your right to use your own ethics And who would possess the right? These considerations lead to the general answer, Generally, a veterinarian is not, and cannot as a practical matter be, legally required to act in such an emergency. BUT will this change? Should it change? the present terrain In 2005 in Texas, someone argued for nonhuman animals right to emergency services from veterinarians Reasoning analogy to the human right to emergency service GOALS for this session Begin analysis of state practice acts What you should know by end of this session Why state practice acts are important Overall thrust of the major provisions of the MA state practice act Note description for this hour in syllabus Second hour Introduction to the state practice acts and regulations the most basic law affecting veterinarians Where do state practice acts sit in the Six Boxes diagram? Sample exam question What are the state practice act s ? Looking at specific language...
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