Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-12-.02 - Facility Standards

(1) A licensed veterinarian employed at a veterinary facility or mobile clinic is responsible to assure that the following criteria pertaining to facilities are met:
(a) Facility must maintain appropriate federal, state and local permits.
(b) Facility must be appropriately secured.
(c) Facility must be sanitary.
(d) Facility must be well ventilated.
(e) Facility must be appropriately illuminated.
(f) Facility must be in a good state of repair.
(g) Facility walls and floors must be easily sanitized.
(h) Facility must have means for disposal of dead animals, tissue, hazardous materials, medical waste which must meet local and state requirements.
(i) Facility must have exterior legible sign.
(j) Facility must keep grounds clean and orderly, if applicable.
(k) Facility must have a restroom in working order which is maintained in a clean and orderly manner. Mobile clinics are exempt from this requirement.
(l) Facility must have clean and orderly receiving area.
(m) Facility must have a telephone answering machine or answering service available after business hours.
(n) Facility must have a holding or housing area with proper sanitation, ventilation, lighting, size, and temperature appropriate for the animal species. Each animal must be contained in a secure manner identified as appropriate and any contagious animals must be isolated as appropriate.
(o) Facility must have appropriate waste receptacles available.
(p) Facility must have effective insect and rodent control.
(q) Facility must store pharmaceuticals, biologicals, reagents and lab samples in accordance with label directions or other instructions.
(r) Facility must have fire extinguisher with current annual inspection.
(s) Facility must post in a prominent public area a copy of the current license issued by the Georgia State Board of Veterinary Medicine or current online verification of licensure from the Board website for each veterinarian and veterinary technician working at the facility.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-12-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 43-1-25, 43-50-21, 43-50-55, 43-50-90(a), 43-50-110.
Original Rule entitled "Facility Standards" adopted. F. Apr. 8, 2004; eff. Apr. 28, 2004. Amended: F. Sep. 22, 2014; eff. Oct. 12, 2014. Amended: F. Mar. 24, 2021; eff. Apr. 13, 2021.

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