NMBVM Information Updates
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PROPOSED SHELTER MINIMUM STANDARDS
The public hearing scheduled for January 18, 19 and 20, 2021 has been postponed. The hearing will be re-scheduled within the next several months; check the website for updates as they become available. The public is invited to send comments regarding the standards to director@NMBVM.org. Click on the link to access the proposed shelter minimum standards.
LIMITED BOARD MEETING – JANUARY 22, 2021
Complying with the Governor’s guidelines limiting the gathering of no more than five persons, the Board of Veterinary Medicine will hold a special meeting via ZOOM on Friday, January 22, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Click on the link to access the proposed Agenda. The public is invited to join the meeting through www.Zoom.com, Join a Meeting. Meeting ID: 832 4128 9858, Password: 200560. The meeting can also be accessed by telephone: 1 346 248 7799; using the same Meeting ID and Password.
SHELTERING COMMITTEE MEETING – JANUARY 7, 2021
The Sheltering Committee of the Board of Veterinary Medicine will hold a meeting via GOOGLE MEET on Thursday, January 7, 2021 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Click on the link to access the proposed Agenda. The public is invited to join the meeting through Meeting ID: meet.google.com/ctp-csua-zm or telephone number: +1 361-360-8445 Pin: 799 958 050#
GOVERNOR LUJAN GRISHAM’S GUIDELINES FOR VETERINARIANS
Effective May 1, 2020, Governor Lujan Grisham is no longer confining veterinary medical services to emergency only i.e., curbside. Veterinarians will be able to provide all veterinary medical services; however, they must continue to adhere to the social distancing and sanitizing/disinfecting guidelines for all veterinary facilities. Click on the link to access the Governor’s Order issued on April 30, 2020.
REQUEST FOR INVENTORY
Click on the link to access list.
Pursuant to Board rule no. 220.127.116.11 B. . . . the board may provide a waiver of the CE requirement to a licensed veterinarian . . . for the duration of a national emergency. The Board is waiving the contact hours requirement until December 31, 2021 due to the cancellations of continuing education classes, conferences etc. Continuing education hours accrued online will be accepted for the 15.00 hour amount required at renewal. The waiver also applies to the annual 8.00 hours of continuing education required for veterinary technicians at renewal.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DEA
On March 16, 2020, the DEA published COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE on the DIVERSION CONTROL DIVISIONS website. This page contains important guidance concerning COVID-19 and the national drug supply, electronic prescribing of controlled substances, telemedicine, medicated assisted treatment, and other important federal and state information. The site will be updated frequently as new information and guidance is issued. Please check back frequently for further information. Please continue to direct all policy questions concerning COVID-19 to the Policy email box at Natural.Disaster@usdoj.gov.
DEA UPDATE: Effective March 23, 2020, the DEA Call Center has TEMPORARILY suspended phone operations due to the COVID-19 health epidemic. Assistance will only be available through DEA.Registration.Help@usdoj.gov. DEA will respond to emails as quickly as possible.
2021 Board Meeting Dates
At the October 23, 2020 limited meeting, the Board set the following dates for its regular meeting in calendar year 2021:
January 22, 2021
April 23, 2021
July 16, 2021
October 22, 2021
In the Matter of Edmond Christopher Staley, DVM-1535
Click on the link to access the Amended Settlement Agreement. Edmond Christopher Staley does not hold licensure through the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine of any type.
EUTHANASIA TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION CLASSES CURRENT SCHEDULE
Click on the link to access class information.
SHELTERING PROVIDERS CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
The Board of Veterinary Medicine is developing teaching materials for continuing education for Euthanasia Technicians; therefore, the requirement is waived until materials are approved and classes are available. Continuing education hours accrued during the period of waiver will be carried forward to the subsequent renewal year. If you have questions, contact the Board’s Executive Director.
TELEMEDICINE AND/OR TELEHEALTH
New Mexico-licensed veterinarians are reminded that an established valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship must exist when treating a patient via telemedicine/telehealth. Licensees are advised to refer to the AVMA for its established guidelines for the use of telemedicine/telehealth.
HAZARDOUS DRUGS – HANDLING IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS
The links below will provide information concerning USP 800 and the handling of hazardous drugs.
2016 NIOSH Hazardous Drug (HD) list information https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2016-161/pdfs/2016-161.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions: <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings http://www.usp.org/frequently-asked-questions/hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare-settings
Closed System Transfer Devices (CSTD), medication administration; PPE; and administrative controls https://www.readyfor800.com/administering-hds-necessary-ppe/
NEW CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE CLASSIFICATION
Click on the link for information.
REDUCED FEE STATE EXAMINATION – 2021
The New Mexico Veterinary Jurisprudence and New Mexico Veterinary Technician Examinations will be administered on May 13, 2021. The examination may be administered via Zoom Teleconference dependent on Governor Lujan Grisham’s orders.
Reduced examination fees:
DVM – $300;
RVT – $85
DIRECT SUPERVISION OF NON-VETERINARIANS: Non-licensed individuals are prohibited from practicing veterinary medicine which includes but is not limited to chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, therapeutic massage, dentistry, embryo transfer or any other related services on animals as defined in NMSA 1978, Section 61-14-2(B)(1), except under the direct supervision of a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian.[18.104.22.168 NMAC – Rp 22.214.171.124 NMAC, 01-17-2014]
NEW MEXICO LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS: New Mexico livestock producers should be aware that some restrictions or additional entry requirements may be necessary for interstate and international movement of livestock from New Mexico. The New Mexico Livestock Board State Veterinarian encourages managers and producers of major equine shows and events to call the New Mexico Livestock Board, 505-841-6161, for guidance on ways to minimize disruption of shows and events.
VETERINARY CONTINUING EDUCATION TRACKING (VCET): The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) is offering a tracking service for continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians. The service is accessible by going to www.aavsb.org and clicking on Are you tracking your CE? on the home page. The sign up process is easy and will prove to be a time saver at annual renewal time.
VETERINARY EXTERNS PERFORMING SURGERY
The exemption to licensure as set out in 61-14-14 B applies specifically to students in veterinary school as described; therefore, the students can perform surgery working under the direct supervision on a New Mexico-licensed veterinarian.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
The Board continues to be notified of the solicitations to veterinarians for the purchase of drugs for re-sale to companies offering an incentive of paying a percentage of the sales of the drugs to the veterinarian ordering the drugs. Be advised, this type of dispensing of prescription drugs is in violation of the Board’s Rules, specifically:
126.96.36.199 A. No legend or controlled drug shall be prescribed, dispensed, or administered without the establishment of a veterinary-client-patient relationship.
COMPOUNDING VETERINARIAN PRODUCTS
The Board of Pharmacy has provided clarification concerning the compounding of veterinarian products. Please click here to view the Board of Pharmacy’s Regulation concerning this topic.