Minimum Standards for Supervision

Full text: https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20c2270-4.pdf

20 CSR 2270-4.060 Minimum Standards for Supervision

PURPOSE: This rule defines the minimum standards for supervision.

(1) Duties of the Supervising Veterinarian—

(A) The supervising veterinarian shall be responsible for determining the competency of the veterinary technician, veterinary medical candidate, temporary licensee, provisional licensees, veterinary medical preceptee or unregistered assistant to perform delegated animal health care tasks;

(B) The supervising veterinarian of a veterinary technician, veterinary medical candidate, temporary licensee, provisional licensees, veterinary medical preceptee or unregistered assistant shall make all decisions relating to the diagnosis, treatment, management and future disposition of the animal patient; and

(C) The supervising veterinarian shall have examined the animal patient prior to the delegation of any animal health care task to either a veterinary technician, veterinary medical candidate, temporary licensee, provisional licensees, veterinary medical preceptee or an unregistered assistant. The examination of the animal patient shall be conducted at such time as good veterinary medical practice requires consistent with the particular delegated animal health care task.

(2) The required levels of supervision of individuals with different levels of training performing various delegated animal health care tasks are designated in the accompanying table, included herein.

TABLE FOR LEVEL OF SUPERVISION INSERT HERE