Veterinary Medical Examining Board, Chapter 875
Rule Caption: Adopts Legislatively approved fee increases for veterinary and certified veterinary technician licenses.
Adm. Order No.: VMEB 1-2013
Filed with Sec. of State: 10-4-2013
Certified to be Effective: 10-4-13
Notice Publication Date: 7-1-2013
Rules Amended: 875-010-0026, 875-010-0065, 875-030-0025
Subject: Adopts Legislatively approved fee increases for veterinary and certified veterinary technician licenses.
Rules Coordinator: Lori V. Makinen—(971) 673-0224
Intern and Active Licenses
Upon approval of all required application materials, the applicant may then apply for an intern or active license to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon. License activation forms are available from the Board office or on its website.
(1) The intern or active license fee shall be $150.
(2) If the applicant has satisfactorily completed one year’s experience in the United States or its territories or provinces, or in Canada, an active veterinary license will be issued and will expire on the next following December 31st. Licensee shall renew the license according to OAR 875-010-0065.
(3) If applicant has less than one year’s experience, an Intern Permit (intern license) will be issued. The intern license will expire following the total number of days necessary to complete one year’s practice experience, under supervision of an Oregon licensed veterinarian, pursuant to ORS 686.085 and OAR 875-010-0050:
(a) Upon completion of the internship, the intern may apply for an active license, pursuant to OAR 875-010-0065. Late fees up to $150 will apply for each month the application is late if the intern has continued to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon after expiration of the intern license;
(b) The supervising veterinarian shall complete an experience verification form attesting that the intern has satisfactorily completed the internship and the intern shall submit this form with the application for an active license.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.095 & 686.255
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08; VMEB 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-13
License Renewal Procedures
(1) The annual renewal fee for all veterinary licenses shall be $150.
(2) A renewal application is timely if the completed application together with the correct renewal fee is postmarked or electronically filed by December 31st of the current license year. The licensee has the burden of proving that the application was mailed or filed timely. If the renewal application is not timely, the applicant must pay delinquent fees of $50 for each month or part of a month after December 31st, up to a maximum of $150.
(a) In the event a licensee’s renewal application is not received by January 31st, notice from the Board will be sent by April 1st, advising the licensee of his or her delinquency and that practicing veterinary medicine in Oregon without a valid license is a violation of ORS 686.020. It is the licensee’s responsibility to provide the Board with a current address;
(b) If the delinquency in license renewal exceeds three months, the Board may require the applicant to appear before the Board and/or may attach other conditions to the renewal, e.g. community service, additional continuing education, etc.;
(c) If the delinquency in license renewal exceeds 21 months, the Board may assess an extended delinquency renewal fee, and/or require re-qualification by examination.
(3) Board staff will review renewal applications. If the application is complete with the following requirements, staff will issue a license which expires on December 31st of the next calendar year:
(a) The renewal application is completed;
(b) The renewal fee is enclosed;
(c) Any delinquent fees are enclosed;
(d) Continuing Education (CE) requirements must have been met; and
(e) The license is not suspended, revoked or otherwise encumbered under the provisions of ORS 686.120 and 686.130.
(4) Board staff will refer for Board review any license renewal that fails to respond fully to questions in the application.
(5) A veterinarian who submits a completed renewal application postmarked or electronically filed no later than December 31st, and has complied with all requirements under section (3) of this rule, may continue to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon pending notification of renewal or notification that the application is incomplete. A veterinarian who submits a renewal application postmarked after December 31st, or who knows the application is incomplete, or has not fulfilled the continuing education requirement, will be subject to delinquent fees and may not lawfully continue to practice veterinary medicine in Oregon until notified that the license has been renewed.
(6) If the veterinarian’s license lapses, a 21-month grace period begins. The veterinarian may renew the license within the 21-month period by paying the maximum delinquent fee and the current annual license fee, and by providing documentation of veterinary activities, including completed Continuing Education, during the interim. After 21 months, the license may be revoked and the veterinarian may have to re-qualify for licensure by taking an examination determined by the Board.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.110 & 686.255
Hist.: VME 3-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 10-23-86; VME 1-1987, f. & ef. 12-22-87; VME 2-1989, f. 8-29-89, cert. ef. 10-1-89; VME 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-91; VME 1-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; VME 2-1994, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-94; VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-13
Application for Certified Veterinary Technicians
(1) Applications for certification shall include:
(a) An application form available from the Board office completed by the applicant;
(b) The application fee of $35 payable to the Board;
(c) An official transcript or verification of standing and impending graduation from school.
(d) Completion of the Oregon Jurisprudence Exam and Regional Disease Test;
(e) The VTNE score report if the examination was taken in another state; and
(f) Letters of good standing from any other state the applicant is or has been licensed in as a certified veterinary technician or animal health technician.
(2) All applications for the VTNE must be made directly to the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB, www.aavsb.org). The application fee for certification if the VTNE was taken in another state is $35 payable to the Board.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 686.225 & 686.350 - 686.370
Hist.: VE 5, f. & ef. 8-3-76; VME 3-1983, f. & ef. 1-21-83; VME 2-1989, f. 8-29-89, cert. ef. 10-1-89; VME 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-91; VME 3-1991, f. & cert. ef. 12-9-91; VME 3-1992, f. & cert. ef. 10-9-92; Renumbered from 875-010-0025; VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 3-2009, f. & cert. ef. 10-15-09; VMEB 2-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-2-11; VMEB 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-13
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