A consumer unit is defined as either ..
(a) The term “small animal vaccination clinic” shall mean a privately or publicly supported vaccination clinic where a veterinarian performs vaccinations and/or immunizations against disease on multiple animals, and where the veterinarian may also perform preventative procedures for parasitic control.
(b) A veterinarian must remain on site throughout the duration of a vaccination clinic and must maintain responsibility for all medical decisions made. The veterinarian is responsible for proper immunization and parasitic procedures and the completeness of recommendations made to the public by the paraprofessional staff that the veterinarian supervises or employs. The veterinarian is responsible for consultation and referral of clients when disease is detected or suspected.
(c) The disposal of waste material shall comply with all applicable state, federal, and local laws and regulations.
(d) All drugs and biologicals shall be stored, maintained, administered, dispensed and prescribed according to the manufacturer’s recommendations and in compliance with state and federal laws.
(e) Lighting shall be adequate for the procedures to be performed in the vaccination clinic.
(f) Floors, table tops, and counter tops shall be of a non-porous material suitable for regular disinfecting, and cleaning, and shall be cleaned and disinfected regularly.
(g) Equipment shall be of the type and quality to provide for the delivery of vaccines and parasiticides in the best interest of the patient and with safety to the public.
(h) Fresh, clean water shall be available for sanitizing and first aid. Disposable towels and soap shall be readily available.
(i) A vaccination clinic shall have the ability and equipment to provide immediate emergency care at a level commensurate with the specific veterinary medical services it is providing.
(j) The vaccination clinic shall provide a legible list of the name, address, and hours of operation of all facilities that provide or advertise emergency services and, when applicable, the location of other clinics provided by the same entity on that day, that are located within a 30-minute or 30-mile radius.
(k) The vaccination clinic shall maintain all vaccination records for a minimum of three (3) years from the date of the vaccination.
(l) If any diagnostic tests are performed or dangerous drugs are provided, administered, prescribed or dispensed, then a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship must be established, including a complete physical exam and Medical Records as set forth in section 2032.3.
(m) The veterinarian shall be identifiable to the public, including, but not limited to the posting of a copy of the veterinarian’s license, as set forth in section 4850 of the Business and Professions Code.
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(a) Prescribing, dispensing, or furnishing dangerous drugs as defined in Section 4022 of the Business and Professions Code without an appropriate prior examination and a medical indication, constitutes unprofessional conduct.
(b) No licensee shall be found to have committed unprofessional conduct within the meaning of this section if, at the time the drugs were prescribed, dispensed, or furnished, any of the following applies:
(1) The licensee was a veterinarian serving in the absence of the treating veterinarian and the drugs were prescribed, dispensed, or furnished only as necessary to maintain the animal patient until the return of the originally treating veterinarian, but in any case no longer than 72 hours.
(2) The veterinarian transmitted the order for the drugs to another veterinarian or registered veterinary technician and both of the following conditions exist:
(A) The licensee had consulted with the veterinarian or registered veterinary technician who had reviewed the patient's records.
(B) The licensee was designated as the veterinarian to serve in the absence of the animal patient's veterinarian.
(3) The licensee was a veterinarian serving in the absence of the treating veterinarian, was in possession of and had reviewed the animal patient's records, and ordered the renewal of a medically indicated prescription for an amount not exceeding the original prescription in strength or amount or for more than one refill.