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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 24TEXAS BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS
CHAPTER 573RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
SUBCHAPTER EPRESCRIBING AND/OR DISPENSING MEDICATION
RULE §573.43Controlled Substances Registration

(a) Subject to subsection (b) of this section, a licensed veterinarian may not prescribe, administer, dispense, deliver, or order delivered, any controlled substance unless the licensed veterinarian is currently registered with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to dispense controlled substances if such registration is required by other state or federal law.

(b) The requirement for DEA registration is waived for a licensed veterinarian who is not registered with the DEA to dispense controlled substances if:

  (1) a licensed veterinarian who is registered with the DEA to dispense controlled substances (registrant) supervises or employs the veterinarian who is not registered with the DEA to dispense controlled substances (non-registrant);

  (2) the registrant has knowledge that the non-registrant is dispensing and/or administering controlled substances in the usual course of the non-registrant's duties;

  (3) the registrant has given written permission for the non-registrant to dispense/administer under the registrant's license; and

  (4) the registrant has actual knowledge that the non-registrant is currently registered with the DPS and holds a current DPS controlled substances certificate.

(c) A licensed veterinarian who is not registered with the DEA but is registered with the DPS to dispense controlled substances and holds a current DPS controlled substances certificate may dispense and administer controlled substances, but may not procure, purchase or issue a prescription for a controlled substance.


Source Note: The provisions of this §573.43 adopted to be effective June 14, 2012, 37 TexReg 4229; amended to be effective December 25, 2012, 37 TexReg 9937

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