Ok, here it is. We are very excited about our upcoming conference in St George! This will be held at the Abby Inn in St George on February 3rd, 4th & 5th. It is a full three days of training.
You will not want to miss this one! We will be covering many topics which will be valuable for all of you. We will have a one day shelter class on Thursday the 4th. The shelter class will cover important topics for our shelters. In our other trainings we will cover topics like rabies, animal cruelty, wildlife issues, compassion fatigue; we will also have an open forum for 1.25 hours. We will also be having a speaker on Active Shooter; this is to be covered by Detective Tyler Duncan who has taught this across the state and other states as well. He will be covering active shooters where nobody has a weapon inside the building like our shelters and other places. Bring questions for him. He will also talk about if you are a concealed carrier what you should and should not do. I think this will be very good information that I hope none of us will ever need. But if we do, I hope this information will save lives. Shelter workers should stay for this; it will be the entire afternoon on Friday.
I would also encourage all of you to send Pam Rasmussen any awards that people deserve this year, like Purple Heart, Sprayed by a skunk, accidents or whatever. Pam does a great job with these and I have been told by people who come out to our awards dinner that we have the best awards dinner in the country! Also send us your nominations for Animal Control Officer of the year, volunteer of the year and civilian employee awards to be presented by our great President Justin Hatch.
We look forward to seeing you all there in sunny St George.
Training Officer Jim Barker
Fraternal order of police legal plan for non-sworn officers
Enjoy the same protection as our sworn officers. Effective January 1, 2015, the Utah Fraternal Order of Police offers identical legal services to qualifying non-sworn personnel. Contact 801-981-8779 and join the Utah FOP Associate’s Lodge.
Link is below for flyer.
Membership for the year is $300.00 annually
$ 25.00 monthly
$ 12.50 bi-weekly
7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill amends the Veterinary Practice Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 . exempts an employee of an animal shelter, from the requirement to be licensed as a
13 veterinarian for the purpose of administering a rabies vaccination to a shelter animal
14 if the employee is under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian under contract
15 with the animal shelter;
16 . exempts an animal shelter operating under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian
17 from the requirement to obtain a license as a pharmacy for purposes of handling,
18 storing, or administering a drug used for purposes of animal euthanasia; and
19 . exempts an animal shelter operating under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian
20 under contract with the animal shelter from the requirement to obtain a license as a
21 pharmacy for the purpose of handling, storing and administering a rabies
23 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
25 Other Special Clauses:
27 Utah Code Sections Affected:
29 58-17b-309 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 278
30 58-28-307 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2013, Chapter 278
32 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
33 Section 1. Section 58-17b-309 is amended to read:
34 58-17b-309. Exemptions from licensure.
35 (1) For purposes of this section:
36 (a) “Cosmetic drug”:
37 (i) means a prescription drug that is:
38 (A) for the purpose of promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance of an
39 individual; and
40 (B) listed as a cosmetic drug subject to the exemption under this section by the division
41 by administrative rule or has been expressly approved for online dispensing, whether or not it is
42 dispensed online or through a physician’s office; and
43 (ii) does not include a prescription drug that is:
44 (A) a controlled substance;
45 (B) compounded by the physician; or
46 (C) prescribed or used for the patient for the purpose of diagnosing, curing, or
47 preventing a disease.
48 (b) “Injectable weight loss drug”:
49 (i) means an injectable prescription drug:
50 (A) prescribed to promote weight loss; and
51 (B) listed as an injectable prescription drug subject to exemption under this section by
52 the division by administrative rule; and
53 (ii) does not include a prescription drug that is a controlled substance.
54 (c) “Prescribing practitioner” means an individual licensed under:
55 (i) Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice Act, as an advanced practice registered nurse with
56 prescriptive practice;
57 (ii) Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act;
58 (iii) Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act; or
59 (iv) Chapter 70a, Physician Assistant Act.
60 (2) In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Sections 58-1-307 and
61 58-17b-309.5 , the following individuals may engage in the acts or practices described in this
62 section without being licensed under this chapter:
63 (a) if the individual is described in Subsections (2)(b), (d), or (e), the individual
64 notifies the division in writing of the individual’s intent to dispense a drug under this
66 (b) a person selling or providing contact lenses in accordance with Section 58-16a-801 ;
67 (c) an individual engaging in the practice of pharmacy technician under the direct
68 personal supervision of a pharmacist while making satisfactory progress in an approved
69 program as defined in division rule;
70 (d) a prescribing practitioner who prescribes and dispenses a cosmetic drug or an
71 injectable weight loss drug to the prescribing practitioner’s patient in accordance with
72 Subsection (4); [or]
73 (e) an optometrist, as defined in Section 58-16a-102 , acting within the optometrist’s
74 scope of practice as defined in Section 58-16a-601 , who prescribes and dispenses a cosmetic
75 drug to the optometrist’s patient in accordance with Subsection (4)[.]; and
76 (f) an animal shelter that:
77 (i) under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian, stores, handles, or administers a
78 drug used for euthanising an animal; and
79 (ii) under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian who is under contract with the
80 animal shelter, stores, handles, or administers a rabies vaccine.
81 (3) In accordance with Subsection 58-1-303 (1)(a), an individual exempt under
82 Subsection (2)(c) must take all examinations as required by division rule following completion
83 of an approved curriculum of education, within the required time frame. This exemption
84 expires immediately upon notification of a failing score of an examination, and the individual
85 may not continue working as a pharmacy technician even under direct supervision.
86 (4) A prescribing practitioner or optometrist is exempt from licensing under the
87 provisions of this part if the prescribing practitioner or optometrist:
88 (a) (i) writes a prescription for a drug the prescribing practitioner or optometrist has the
89 authority to dispense under Subsection (4)(b); and
90 (ii) informs the patient:
91 (A) that the prescription may be filled at a pharmacy or dispensed in the prescribing
92 practitioner’s or optometrist’s office;
93 (B) of the directions for appropriate use of the drug;
94 (C) of potential side-effects to the use of the drug; and
95 (D) how to contact the prescribing practitioner or optometrist if the patient has
96 questions or concerns regarding the drug;
97 (b) dispenses a cosmetic drug or injectable weight loss drug only to the prescribing
98 practitioner’s patients or for an optometrist, dispenses a cosmetic drug only to the optometrist’s
100 (c) follows labeling, record keeping, patient counseling, storage, purchasing and
101 distribution, operating, treatment, and quality of care requirements established by
102 administrative rule adopted by the division in consultation with the boards listed in Subsection
103 (5)(a); and
104 (d) follows USP-NF 797 standards for sterile compounding if the drug dispensed to
105 patients is reconstituted or compounded.
106 (5) (a) The division, in consultation with the board under this chapter and the relevant
107 professional board, including the Physician Licensing Board, the Osteopathic Physician
108 Licensing Board, the Physician Assistant Licensing Board, the Board of Nursing, the
109 Optometrist Licensing Board, or the Online Prescribing, Dispensing, and Facilitation Board,
110 shall adopt administrative rules pursuant to Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
111 Rulemaking Act to designate:
112 (i) the prescription drugs that may be dispensed as a cosmetic drug or weight loss drug
113 under this section; and
114 (ii) the requirements under Subsection (4)(c).
115 (b) When making a determination under Subsection (1)(a), the division and boards
116 listed in Subsection (5)(a) may consider any federal Food and Drug Administration indications
117 or approval associated with a drug when adopting a rule to designate a prescription drug that
118 may be dispensed under this section.
119 (c) The division may inspect the office of a prescribing practitioner or optometrist who
120 is dispensing under the provisions of this section, in order to determine whether the prescribing
121 practitioner or optometrist is in compliance with the provisions of this section. If a prescribing
122 practitioner or optometrist chooses to dispense under the provisions of this section, the
123 prescribing practitioner or optometrist consents to the jurisdiction of the division to inspect the
124 prescribing practitioner’s or optometrist’s office and determine if the provisions of this section
125 are being met by the prescribing practitioner or optometrist.
126 (d) If a prescribing practitioner or optometrist violates a provision of this section, the
127 prescribing practitioner or optometrist may be subject to discipline under:
128 (i) this chapter; and
129 (ii) (A) Chapter 16a, Utah Optometry Practice Act;
130 (B) Chapter 31b, Nurse Practice Act;
131 (C) Chapter 67, Utah Medical Practice Act;
132 (D) Chapter 68, Utah Osteopathic Medical Practice Act;
133 (E) Chapter 70a, Physician Assistant Act; or
134 (F) Chapter 83, Online Prescribing, Dispensing, and Facilitation Act.
135 (6) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(e), this section does not restrict or limit the
136 scope of practice of an optometrist or optometric physician licensed under Chapter 16a, Utah
137 Optometry Practice Act.
138 Section 2. Section 58-28-307 is amended to read:
139 58-28-307. Exemptions from chapter.
140 In addition to the exemptions from licensure in Section 58-1-307 this chapter does not
141 apply to:
142 (1) any person who practices veterinary medicine, surgery, or dentistry upon any
143 animal owned by him, and the employee of that person when the practice is upon an animal
144 owned by his employer, and incidental to his employment, except:
145 (a) this exemption does not apply to any person, or his employee, when the ownership
146 of an animal was acquired for the purpose of circumventing this chapter; and
147 (b) this exemption does not apply to the administration, dispensing, or prescribing of a
148 prescription drug, or nonprescription drug intended for off label use, unless the administration,
149 dispensing, or prescribing of the drug is obtained through an existing veterinarian-patient
151 (2) any person who as a student at a veterinary college approved by the board engages
152 in the practice of veterinary medicine, surgery, and dentistry as part of his academic training
153 and under the direct supervision and control of a licensed veterinarian, if that practice is during
154 the last two years of the college course of instruction and does not exceed an 18-month
156 (3) a veterinarian who is an officer or employee of the government of the United
157 States, or the state, or its political subdivisions, and technicians under his supervision, while
158 engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, surgery, or dentistry for that government;
159 (4) any person while engaged in the vaccination of poultry, pullorum testing, typhoid
160 testing of poultry, and related poultry disease control activity;
161 (5) any person who is engaged in bona fide and legitimate medical, dental,
162 pharmaceutical, or other scientific research, if that practice of veterinary medicine, surgery, or
163 dentistry is directly related to, and a necessary part of, that research;
164 (6) veterinarians licensed under the laws of another state rendering professional
165 services in association with licensed veterinarians of this state for a period not to exceed 90
167 (7) registered pharmacists of this state engaged in the sale of veterinary supplies,
168 instruments, and medicines, if the sale is at his regular place of business;
169 (8) any person in this state engaged in the sale of veterinary supplies, instruments, and
170 medicines, except prescription drugs which must be sold in compliance with state and federal
171 regulations, if the supplies, instruments, and medicines are sold in original packages bearing
172 adequate identification and directions for application and administration and the sale is made in
173 the regular course of, and at the regular place of business;
174 (9) any person rendering emergency first aid to animals in those areas where a licensed
175 veterinarian is not available, and if suspicious reportable diseases are reported immediately to
176 the state veterinarian;
177 (10) any person performing or teaching nonsurgical bovine artificial insemination;
178 (11) any person affiliated with an institution of higher education who teaches
179 nonsurgical bovine embryo transfer or any technician trained by or approved by an institution
180 of higher education who performs nonsurgical bovine embryo transfer, but only if any
181 prescription drug used in the procedure is prescribed and administered under the direction of a
182 veterinarian licensed to practice in Utah;
183 (12) (a) upon written referral by a licensed veterinarian, the practice of animal
184 chiropractic by a chiropractic physician licensed under Chapter 73, Chiropractic Physician
185 Practice Act, who has completed an animal chiropractic course approved by the American
186 Veterinary Chiropractic Association or the division;
187 (b) upon written referral by a licensed veterinarian, the practice of animal physical
188 therapy by a physical therapist licensed under Chapter 24b, Physical Therapy Practice Act, who
189 has completed at least 100 hours of animal physical therapy training, including quadruped
190 anatomy and hands-on training, approved by the division;
191 (c) upon written referral by a licensed veterinarian, the practice of animal massage
192 therapy by a massage therapist licensed under Chapter 47b, Massage Therapy Practice Act,
193 who has completed at least 60 hours of animal massage therapy training, including quadruped
194 anatomy and hands-on training, approved by the division; and
195 (d) upon written referral by a licensed veterinarian, the practice of acupuncture by an
196 acupuncturist licensed under Chapter 72, Acupuncture Licensing Act, who has completed a
197 course of study on animal acupuncture approved by the division;
198 (13) unlicensed assistive personnel performing duties appropriately delegated to the
199 unlicensed assistive personnel in accordance with Section 58-28-502 ;
200 (14) an animal shelter employee who is:
201 (a) (i) acting under the indirect supervision of a licensed veterinarian; and
202 [(b)] (ii) performing animal euthanasia in the course and scope of employment; and
203 (b) acting under the indirect supervision of a veterinarian who is under contract with
204 the animal shelter, administering a rabies vaccine to a shelter animal in accordance with the
205 Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control; and
206 (15) an individual providing appropriate training for animals; however, this exception
207 does not include diagnosing any medical condition, or prescribing or dispensing any
208 prescription drugs or therapeutics.
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8 General Description:
9 This bill enacts language related to a municipal or county ordinance regulating the
10 keeping of a service animal.
11 Highlighted Provisions:
12 This bill:
13 . defines terms;
14 . allows a person to keep a service animal, a retired service animal, or both in
15 addition to a limit on the number of dogs a person may keep set by a municipality or
16 county; and
17 . makes technical corrections.
18 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
20 Other Special Clauses:
22 Utah Code Sections Affected:
24 10-8-65 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 1967, Chapter 23
26 17-50-336 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
28 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
29 Section 1. Section 10-8-65 is amended to read:
30 10-8-65. Regulation of dogs — Service animals permitted.
31 (1) A municipality may:
32 (a) license, tax, regulate, or prohibit the keeping of dogs[,]; and
33 (b) authorize the destruction, sale, or other disposal of [the same when] a dog if the dog
34 is at large contrary to ordinance.
35 (2) (a) As used in this Subsection (2):
36 (i) “Retired service animal” means a dog that:
37 (A) at one time was a service animal for the current owner; and
38 (B) no longer provides service animal services for the owner because of the dog’s age
39 or other factors limiting the dog’s service capability.
40 (ii) “Service animal” means a police service canine, as defined in Section 53-16-102 .
41 (b) If a municipality adopts a limit as to the number of dogs a person may keep, the
42 municipality shall allow a person to keep a service animal, a retired service animal, or both in
43 addition to that limit.
44 Section 2. Section 17-50-336 is enacted to read:
45 17-50-336. Service animals permitted.
46 (1) As used in this section:
47 (a) “Retired service animal” means a dog that:
48 (i) at one time was a service animal for the current owner; and
49 (ii) no longer provides service animal services to the owner because of the dog’s age or
50 other factors limiting the dog’s service capability.
51 (b) “Service animal” means a police service canine, as defined in Section 53-16-102 .
52 (2) If a county adopts a limit as to the number of dogs a person may keep, the county
53 shall allow a person to keep a service animal, a retired service animal, or both in addition to
54 that limit.
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill modifies Title 10, Chapter 8, Powers and Duties of Municipalities, and Title
11 18, Dogs.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . prohibits a municipality from enacting or enforcing a breed-specific rule, regulation,
15 policy, or ordinance about dogs; and
16 . makes technical changes.
17 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
19 Other Special Clauses:
20 This bill provides an effective date.
21 Utah Code Sections Affected:
23 10-8-65 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 1967, Chapter 23
25 18-2-1 , Utah Code Annotated 1953
27 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
28 Section 1. Section 10-8-65 is amended to read:
29 10-8-65. Dogs — License and tax — Destruction, sale, or other disposal.
30 [They] Subject to Section 18-2-1 , a municipality may license, tax, regulate, or prohibit
31 the keeping of dogs, and authorize the destruction, sale, or other disposal of the same when at
32 large contrary to ordinance.
33 Section 2. Section 18-2-1 is enacted to read:
34 18-2-1. Regulation of dogs by a municipality.
35 (1) A municipality may not adopt or enforce a breed-specific rule, regulation, policy, or
36 ordinance regarding dogs.
37 (2) Any breed-specific rule, regulation, policy, or ordinance regarding dogs is void.
38 Section 3. Effective date.
39 This bill takes effect on January 1, 2015.