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AB-2855 Veterinary Medical Board.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 4800 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4800.
 (a) There is in the Department of Consumer Affairs a Veterinary Medical Board in which the administration of this chapter is vested. The board consists  shall consist  of the following eight  members:
(1) Four licensed veterinarians.
(2) One registered veterinary technician.
(3) Three public members.
(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature. However, the review of the board shall be limited to those issues identified by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature and shall not  involve the preparation or submission of a sunset review document or evaluative questionnaire.

SEC. 2.

 Section 4804.5 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4804.5.
 The board may appoint a person exempt from civil service who shall be designated as an executive officer and who shall exercise the powers and perform the duties delegated by the board and vested in him or her  them  by this chapter.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2021, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 4841.4 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

4841.4.
 (a)  The board shall,  board,  by means of examination, shall  determine the professional qualifications of all applicants who wish to register as veterinary technicians in California. No A  registration shall not  be issued to anyone who has not demonstrated his or her  their  competency by examination.
(b) Subject to subdivision (d), the examination for veterinary technicians shall consist of both of the following: a national licensing examination. 
(1) A national licensing examination.
(2) An examination specific to the animal health care tasks limited to California registered veterinary technicians, as approved by the board.
(c) The examinations may be given at the same time or at different times as determined by the board.  For examination purposes, the board may make contractual arrangements on a sole source basis with organizations furnishing examination material as it may deem desirable and shall be exempt from Section 10115 of the Public Contract Code.
(d) The national licensing examination shall be implemented upon availability of the computerized examination on or after January 1, 2011.