The best doctor in the world is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter-he's got to just know. ~ Will Rogers

NMBVM Information Updates

SHELTERING COMMITTEE MEETING – September 24, 2020

Complying with the Governor’s guidelines limiting the gathering of no more than five persons, the Sheltering Committee of the Board of Veterinary Medicine will hold a meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, September 24, 2020 beginning at 3:00 p.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. 998 2204 9615, Password hOb69N.

 

LIMITED BOARD MEETING – July 17, 2020

Complying with the Governor’s guidelines limiting the gathering of no more than five persons, the Board of Veterinary Medicine will hold a limited meeting via ZOOM on Friday, July 17, 2020 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: 847 3141 7000, Password: 435049.

 

PROPOSED SHELTER MINIMUM STANDARDS

Complying with the Governor’s guidelines limiting the gathering of no more than five persons, the public hearing for the proposed shelter minimum standards 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.

 


GOVERNOR LUJAN GRISHAM’S GUIDELINES – 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.

 

GOVERNOR LUJAN GRISHAM – PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER – MAY 13, 2020 REDUCED FEE STATE EXAMINATION

Effective May 1, 2020, Governor Lujan Grisham has extended the Public Health Order to May 15, 2020. The reduced-fee examination previously scheduled on May 13, 2020 will be tentatively re-scheduled in the fall. Once the Board office is re-opened by the Governor, the examination will be administered in the Board office under strict social distancing and sanitizing guidelines. The fee to sit for the examination in the Board office is $500 for veterinarians and $100 for veterinary technicians.

 

REQUEST FOR INVENTORY

Click on the linkto access list.

 

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Pursuant to Board rule no. 16.25.4.8 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, 2020 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.

 

APRIL 17, 2020 BOARD MEETING AND APRIL 24, 2020 MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR SHELTERS PUBLIC HEARING

The Board meeting and public hearing have been postponed. The tentative date for the Board meeting is May 22, 2020; the tentative date for the public hearing has been postponed subject to the orders of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM DEA

” >During this national emergency, the Diversion Control Division will continue to work with our federal partners, DEA registrants, and their representative association to assure that there is an adequate supply of controlled substances in the United States. The DEA will also work to assure that patients will have access to controlled substances.

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.

 

NMBVM SHELTERING COMMITTEE



The Sheltering Committee meeting scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

PROPOSED MINIMUM STANDARDS – ANIMAL SHELTERS – Click on the link to access draft. Comments can be mailed to the New Mexico Board of Veterinary Medicine, 7301 Jefferson Street, N.E., Suite H, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 or emailed to director@NMBVM.org

 



2020 Board Meeting Dates

At the October 25, 2019 regular meeting, the Board set the following dates for its regular meeting in calendar year 2020:


January 24, 2020

April 17, 2020

July 17, 2020

October 23, 2020


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.



ATTENTION: CLIENTS OF EDMOND CHRISTOPHER STALEY, ALAMOGORDO, NM:

Medical records for patients can be obtained by contacting Veterinary Medical Clinic Inc. at 575-437-3063 and veterinarymedicalclinic@hotmail.com. Arrangements for remains of deceased patients at Veterinary Medical Clinic Inc. can be obtained in the same manner.



EUTHANASIA TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION/RE-CERTIFICATION CLASSES CURRENT SCHEDULE

Click on the linkto access class information.

 

Certification and re-certification classes can be applied to the required 4.0 hours of continuing education required annually.

 

TELEMEDICINE/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.


SHELTERING PROVIDERS CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

The Board of Veterinary Medicine is developing teaching materials for continuing education for Euthanasia Technicians and Euthanasia Instructors; therefore, the requirement for the 2018-2019 licensing year is waived until the materials are approved and classes are available. Continuing education hours accrued during the period of waiver will be carried forward to the 2019 renewal year. If you have questions, contact the Board’s Executive Director.


HAZARDOUS DRUGS – HANDLING IN HEALTHCARE SETTINGS

The links below will provide information concerning USP 800 and the handling of hazardous drugs.

2004 NIOSH Alert https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-165/pdfs/2004-165.pdf?id=10.26616/NIOSHPUB2004165

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 EXAMINATIONS – 2020

The New Mexico Veterinary Jurisprudence and New Mexico Veterinary Technician Examinations will be administered on a date to be determined fall 2020.


Reduced examination fees:

DVM – $300;

RVT – $85

16.25.9.20


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.[16.25.9.20 NMAC – Rp 16.25.9.20 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 http://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:


16.25.9.17 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.