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Business and Professions Code - BPC

DIVISION 2. HEALING ARTS [500 - 4999.129]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 399. )

CHAPTER 11. Veterinary Medicine [4800 - 4920.8]

  ( Chapter 11 repealed and added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 933. )

ARTICLE 5. Revenue [4900 - 4905]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1937, Ch. 933. )

4900.
  

(a) All veterinary licenses, veterinary technician registrations, and veterinary assistant controlled substance permits, shall expire at 12 midnight of the last day of the month in which the license was issued during the second year of a two-year term if not renewed.

(b) All premises registrations shall expire annually at 12 midnight of the last day of the month in which the license was issued, unless renewed.

(c) To renew an unexpired license, registration, or permit, the licensee, registrant, or permitholder shall, on or before the date of expiration of the license or registration, apply for renewal on a form provided by the board, accompanied by the prescribed renewal fee. The renewal application shall contain a statement to the effect that the applicant has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, has not been the subject of professional disciplinary action taken by any public agency in California or any other state or territory, and has not violated any of the provisions of this chapter. If the applicant is unable to make that statement, the application shall contain a statement of the conviction, professional discipline, or violation.

(d) Each licensee, registrant, and permitholder who has an electronic mail address shall report to the board that electronic mail address during the time of renewal and confirm that the electronic mail address and address of record is current and valid. The electronic mail address shall be considered confidential and not subject to public disclosure.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 631, Sec. 41. (AB 1535) Effective January 1, 2022.)

4901.
  

Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, an expired license or registration may be renewed at any time within five years after its expiration on filing of an application for renewal on a form prescribed by the board, and payment of all accrued and unpaid renewal fees. If the license or registration is renewed more than 30 days after its expiration, the licensee or registrant, as a condition precedent to renewal, shall also pay the delinquency fee prescribed by this chapter. Renewal under this section shall be effective on the date on which the application is filed, on the date on which all renewal fees are paid, or on the date on which the delinquency fee, if any, is paid, whichever last occurs. If so renewed, the license or registration shall continue in effect through the expiration date provided in Section 4900 that next occurs after the effective date of the renewal, when it shall expire if it is not again renewed.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 80, Sec. 19. (AB 107) Effective January 1, 2010.)

4901.1.
  

A license or registration that is suspended is subject to expiration, and shall be renewed as provided in this chapter, but that renewal does not entitle the licensee or registrant, while the license or registration remains suspended and until it is reinstated, to engage in the licensed or registered activity, or in any other activity in violation of the order or judgment by which the license or registration was suspended.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 80, Sec. 20. (AB 107) Effective January 1, 2010.)

4901.2.
  

A revoked license or registration is subject to expiration as provided in this article, but it may not be renewed. If it is reinstated after its expiration, the licensee or registrant, as a condition precedent to reinstatement, shall pay a reinstatement fee in an amount equal to the renewal fee in effect on the last regular renewal date before the date on which it is reinstated plus the delinquency fee, if any, accrued at the time of its revocation.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 80, Sec. 21. (AB 107) Effective January 1, 2010.)

4902.
  

A person who fails to renew his license within five years after its expiration may not renew it, and it shall not be restored, reissued, or reinstated thereafter, but such person may apply for and obtain a new license if:

(a) He is not subject to denial of licensure under Section 480.

(b) He takes and passes the examination, if any, which would be required of him if he were then applying for a license for the first time, or otherwise establishes to the satisfaction of the board that, with due regard for the public interest, he is qualified to practice veterinary medicine, and

(c) He pays all of the fees that would be required of him if he were then applying for the license for the first time.

The board may, by regulation, provide for the waiver or refund of all or any part of the examination fee in those cases in which a license is issued without an examination pursuant to the provisions of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1161.)

4903.
  

Of all fines or forfeitures of bail in any case wherein any person is charged with a violation of any of the provisions of this act, 50 percent shall be paid upon collection by the proper officer of the court to the State Treasurer, to be deposited to the credit of the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund. The other 50 percent shall be paid as provided by law, for the payment of fines or forfeitures of bail in misdemeanor cases.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 60, Sec. 39. Effective July 6, 1995.)

4904.
  

All fees collected on behalf of the board and all receipts of every kind and nature shall be reported each month for the month preceding to the Controller and at the same time the entire amount shall be paid into the State Treasury and shall be credited to the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund. This contingent fund shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the use of the Veterinary Medical Board.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 484, Sec. 51. (SB 1193) Effective January 1, 2017.)

4905.
  

The following fees shall be collected by the board and shall be credited to the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund:

(a) The veterinarian license application fee shall be three hundred fifty dollars ($350).

(b) The Veterinary Medicine Practice Act course fee shall be set by the board in an amount it determines reasonably necessary to provide sufficient funds to carry out the purpose of this chapter, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100).

(c)  The initial veterinarian license fee shall be set by the board not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500).

(d) The biennial veterinarian license renewal fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500).

(e) The university licensee application fee shall be three hundred fifty dollars ($350).

(f) The initial university license fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500).

(g) The biennial university licensee renewal fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500).

(h) The delinquency fee shall be fifty dollars ($50).

(i) The fee for issuance of a duplicate license, registration, or permit shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).

(j) Any charge made for duplication or other services shall be set at the cost of rendering the service, except as specified in subdivision (i).

(k) The fee for failure to report a change in the mailing address shall be twenty-five dollars ($25).

(l) The initial veterinary premises registration fee shall be five hundred dollars ($500) annually.

(m) The annual veterinary premises registration renewal fee shall be five hundred twenty-five dollars ($525).

(n) The registered veterinary technician application fee shall be two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).

(o) The initial registered veterinary technician registration fee shall be two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).

(p) The biennial registered veterinary technician renewal fee shall be two hundred twenty-five dollars ($225).

(q) The veterinary assistant controlled substance permit application fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100).

(r) The veterinary assistant controlled substance permit fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100).

(s) The biennial veterinary assistant controlled substance permit renewal fee shall be one hundred dollars ($100).

(t) The veterinary assistant controlled substance permit delinquency fee shall be 50 percent of the renewal fee for such permit in effect on the date of the renewal of the permit, but shall not be less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150).

(u) The fee for filing an application for approval of a school or institution offering a curriculum for training registered veterinary technicians pursuant to Section 4843 shall be set by the board at an amount not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300). The school or institution shall also pay for the reasonable regulatory costs incident to an onsite inspection conducted by the board pursuant to Section 2065.6 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations.

(v) If the money transferred from the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund to the General Fund pursuant to the Budget Act of 1991 is redeposited into the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund, the fees assessed by the board shall be reduced correspondingly. However, the reduction shall not be so great as to cause the Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund to have a reserve of less than three months of annual authorized board expenditures. The fees set by the board shall not result in a Veterinary Medical Board Contingent Fund reserve of more than 10 months of annual authorized board expenditures.

(Amended by Stats. 2021, Ch. 631, Sec. 42. (AB 1535) Effective January 1, 2022.)

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