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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act
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Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

 

Veterinarians treat multiple species of animals in a variety of settings. Unfortunately, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) makes it illegal for veterinarians to take and use controlled substances outside of the locations where they are registered, often their clinics or homes.

This means that it is illegal for veterinarians to carry and use vital medications for pain management, anesthesia and euthanasia on farms, in house calls, in veterinary mobile clinics, or ambulatory response situations.

Veterinarians must be able to legally carry and use controlled substances for the health and welfare of the nation’s animals, to safeguard public safety, and to protect the nation’s food supply.

The AVMA seeks modification to the Controlled Substances Act and Drug Enforcement Administration policy that currently prohibits veterinarians from transporting controlled substances to administer and treat patients outside of the registered location. Two bills have been filed federally to accomplish this goal.

The MVMA Supports House Bill 1528 and Senate Bill 950.


House Bill 1528 - A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow a veterinarian to transport and dispense controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside of the registered location.

Read the Bill - H.R. 1528

C​ongressional Letter to D.E.A.

AVMA H.R. 1528 Support Statement

H.R. 1528 Coalition Statement of Support


Senate Bill 950 - A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to allow a veterinarian to transport and dispense controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice outside of the registered location.

Read the Bill - S. 950

AVMA S. 950 Support Statement

S. 950 Coalition Statement of Support

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