Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1730-01-.13

Current through December 26, 2021
Section 1730-01-.13 - UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

Unprofessional conduct includes but is not limited to the following:

(1) Failure to maintain a record for each companion animal which accurately reflects the veterinary problems and interventions.
(2) Being under the influence of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs while on duty in any animal health care facility, institution or other work place location.
(3) Impersonating another licensed practitioner.
(4) Practicing veterinary medicine in this state on an expired, retired, suspended, or revoked license or beyond the period of a valid temporary license.
(5) Failing to responsibly supervise persons to whom veterinary functions are delegated or assigned.
(6) Revealing without written permission knowledge obtained in a professional capacity about animals or owners, except:
(a) When the information is requested during a formal investigation by representatives of the State of Tennessee or other law enforcement agencies;
(b) When required to do so by a court of law; or
(c) When required by law to report to state or federal agencies.
(7) Failure to cooperate with authorities investigating incompetent, unethical or illegal practices of another individual.
(8) Performing veterinary techniques or procedures without proper education.
(9) Engaging in acts of dishonesty which relate to the practice of veterinary medicine.
(10) Treating, professing to treat, or issuing any pharmaceutical to any human.
(11) Practicing in a facility without a premises permit.
(12) Practicing veterinary medicine in a setting not specifically authorized or designated by T.C.A. § 63-12-103.
(13) Violation of any lawful order of the Board.
(14) Violation of the provisions of the Non-Livestock Animal Humane Death Act, codified at T.C.A. §§ 44-17-301 to -304, while performing euthanasia in a public or private agency, animal shelter or other facility operated for the collection, care and/or euthanasia of stray, neglected, abandoned or unwanted non-livestock animals.

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1730-01-.13

Original rule filed April 28, 1995; effective July 12, 1995. Amendment filed June 15, 1999; effective August 29, 1999. Amendment filed July 28, 2003; effective October 11, 2003. Amendment filed May 26, 2004; effective August 9, 2004. Amendment filed October 18, 2004; effective January 1, 2005. Amendment filed July 18, 2007; effective October 1, 2007. Amendment filed May 23, 2014; effective August 21, 2014.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-12-103, 63-12-105, 63-12-106, 63-12-124, 63-12-128, and 63-12-129.