481653 - Law and Veterinary Medicine Second Hour State...

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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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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2012 for the course LAW 218 taught by Professor Waldau during the Fall '06 term at Tufts.

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