D.C. Mun. Regs. tit. 17 § 2814

Current through Register Vol. 71, No. 8, February 23, 2024
Rule 17-2814 - VETERINARY-CLIENT-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP (VCPR)
2814.1

A valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship is one in which:

(a) The veterinarian has assumed the responsibility for making medical judgments regarding the health of the patient and the client has agreed to follow the veterinarian's instructions;
(b) The veterinarian has sufficient knowledge of the patient to initiate at least a general or preliminary diagnosis of the medical condition of the patient. This means that the veterinarian is personally acquainted with the keeping and care of the patient by virtue of:
(1) A timely examination of the patient by the veterinarian, or
(2) Medically appropriate and timely visits by the veterinarian to the operation where the patient is managed;
(c) The veterinarian is readily available for follow-up evaluation in case of an adverse drug reaction or failure of therapy or has arranged for the following:
(1) Veterinary emergency coverage, and
(2) Continuing care and treatment;
(d) The veterinarian provides oversight of treatment and outcome; and
(e) Patient records are maintained.

D.C. Mun. Regs. Tit. 17, § 2814

Final Rulemaking published at 35 DCR 2226, 2236 (March 25, 1988); amended by Final Rulemaking published at 68 DCR 7717 (8/6/2021)