The AAVSB Announces Updated Practice Act Model and New Model Regulations

Overland Park, KS (October 17, 2022) – The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is pleased to announce the most recent version of its Practice Act Model as approved by the AAVSB Member Boards at the 2023 AAVSB Annual Meeting & Conference in Kansas City, MO, on September 30, 2023.

The Practice Act Model (PAM) is a living document created by the AAVSB's Regulatory Policy Committee to act as a resource for Member Boards should they wish to update their Practice Acts. It contains language that defines the procedures of the regulatory board and provides Member Boards with the most current regulatory language covering a host of issues facing veterinary medicine regulatory boards today.

Three new Model Regulations have also been developed pertaining to specific areas of the practice of veterinary medicine. These include Establishment and Maintenance of a VCPR, A Safe Haven Program, and Telehealth and the Virtual Practice of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology. The updated PAM and companion model regulations can be found on our website.


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About the AAVSB: The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas. We are an association of veterinary medicine regulatory boards whose membership includes licensing bodies in 63 jurisdictions, including all of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the ten Canadian provinces.