Laws and Regulations

Maryland Veterinary Practice Act (law)

2-302 - State B​oard of Veterinary Medical Examiners
2-303 - Establishment of Funds; fees; disposition of funds collected
2-304 - Powers add duties of Board generally
2-304.1 -  Veterinary Hospital License
2-305 - License to administer Drugs by animal control facility
2-306 - Regulation of Veterinary education
2-307 - Examination, Issuance of License
2-307.1 - Mental or physical examination
2-308 - Registration of Licensee
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
2-312 - Issuance of license after revocation
2-313 - Prohibited Acts
2-313.1 - Animal Cruelty Reporting 

2-314 - Liability for civil damages of veterinan rendering aid in emergency
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.​
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