Laws and Regulations

Maryland Veterinary Practice Act (law)

2-304.1 -  Veterinary Hospital License
2-305 - License to administer Drugs by animal control facility
2-306 - Regulation of Veterinary education
2-309 - Registration of Veterinary Technicians
2-310 - Standards of Conduct and ethics; grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of licensure
2-310.1 - Penalties in lieu of or in addition to suspension or revocation
2-311 - Procedure for suspension or revocation of license 
2-313 - Prohibited Acts
2-315 - Injunctive relief
2-316 - Termination of subtitle provisions and regulations

Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

Regulations are adopted by the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (SBVME) to set standards for the practice of veterinary medicine in the State of Maryland by licensed and registered veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and veterinary hospital owners.  To view current regulations​, click on the applicable chapter below.  

Title 15 - Department of Agriculture, Subtitle 01 Office of the Secretary,  15.01.11 Animal Shelters — Minimum Standards of Care​​. Note, these are regulations for the Department of Agriculture but are being enforced by the State Board. Related laws.​
Download a booklet in PDF format​​ with all of the above laws and regulations (i.e., the Veterinary Practice Act, Animal Shelter Standards, and related Code of Maryland Regulations.) Note that Chapter 15 in this PDF was replaced on Dec. 31, 2018. See the update here.

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