Veterinary Hospital Inspections
The mission of the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners is to protect human and animal health and welfare. Toward that end, the Board inspects every licensed veterinary hospital
at least once every two years, though most are done every 18 months, to ensure they all meet minimum standards of sanitation. Every hospital must pass the inspection to maintain a valid license. If problem areas are discovered during an inspection, the Board can levy civil penalties against the owners and order them to fix the problems. (Note: The Board does not inspect or have jurisdiction over private kennels or rescue organizations.)
What does an inspection cover?
An entire chapter in the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) is dedicated to the many things our inspectors look at when they inspect a veterinary hospital. Below are the regulations and their COMAR section number for Licensing and Minimum Sanitary Requirements for Veterinary Facilities (Title 15, Subtitle 14, Chapter 03).
See the complete chapter of the regulations in a word format. Click here
About Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS)
Disposing of Expired CDS
If your practice has expired drugs, don’t just flush them or bring them to public take-back days. You have to account for what you have and how you got rid of it. The best way to do that is to use a reverse distributor
registered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Reverse distributors receive controlled substances acquired from another DEA registrant for the purpose of returning unwanted, unusable, or outdated controlled substances. These standards ensure the proper documentation and record keeping necessary to prevent diversion of such controlled substances for illegal purposes.