Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 220
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/10/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Regulated Industries (Latvala) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment 
    3         Delete lines 58 - 109
    4  and insert:
    5  by a veterinarian. This definition does not apply to s.
    6  474.2185.
    7         (11)(9) “Practice of veterinary medicine” means diagnosing
    8  the medical condition of animals and prescribing, dispensing, or
    9  administering drugs, medicine, appliances, applications, or
   10  treatment of whatever nature for the prevention, cure, or relief
   11  of a wound, fracture, bodily injury, or disease thereof;
   12  performing any manual procedure for the diagnosis of or
   13  treatment for pregnancy or fertility or infertility of animals;
   14  or representing oneself by the use of titles or words, or
   15  undertaking, offering, or holding oneself out, as performing any
   16  of these functions. The term includes the determination of the
   17  health, fitness, or soundness of an animal.
   18         (12)(10) “Responsible supervision” or words of similar
   19  purport mean the control, direction, and regulation by a
   20  licensed doctor of veterinary medicine of the duties involving
   21  veterinary services which she or he delegates to unlicensed
   22  personnel.
   23         (13)(11) “Veterinarian” means a health care practitioner
   24  who is licensed to engage in the practice of veterinary medicine
   25  in Florida under the authority of this chapter.
   26         (14)(12) “Veterinarian relationship,” “client
   27  relationship,” or “patient Veterinarian/client/patient
   28  relationship” means a relationship where the veterinarian has
   29  assumed the responsibility for making medical judgments
   30  regarding the health of the animal and its need for medical
   31  treatment.
   32         (15)“Veterinary dentistry” means a discipline within the
   33  scope of veterinary practice that involves the professional
   34  examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and nonsurgical
   35  and surgical treatment of conditions, diseases, and disorders of
   36  the oral cavity and maxillofacial area and their adjacent and
   37  associated structures. A veterinary dental cleaning refers to
   38  scaling, supragingival and subgingival plaque and calculus
   39  removal, and polishing of the teeth with power or hand
   40  instruments by a licensed veterinarian or under his or her
   41  immediate supervision. Periodontal therapy, which is also
   42  included within veterinary dentistry, refers to the treatment of
   43  diseased periodontal tissues which includes professional dental
   44  cleaning as defined in this subsection and one or more of the
   45  following treatments: root planing, gingival curettage,
   46  periodontal flaps, extractions, regenerative surgery,
   47  gingivectomy or gingivoplasty, and local administration of
   48  antiseptics or antibiotics.
   49         (16)(13) “Veterinary medicine” includes, with respect to
   50  animals, surgery, acupuncture, obstetrics, veterinary dentistry,
   51  physical therapy, radiology, theriogenology, complementary or
   52  alternative veterinary medicine, veterinary telemedicine, and
   53  other branches or specialties of veterinary medicine.
   54         (17)“Veterinary telemedicine” means the practice of
   55  veterinary medicine by a veterinarian following a physical
   56  examination and the establishment of a valid