Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-15-.02 - Direct Supervision

(1) Direct supervision means that the duly licensed veterinarian is on the premises and is quickly and easily available and that the animal patient has been examined by a duly licensed veterinarian at such time as acceptable veterinary medical practice requires, consistent with the particular delegated animal health care task.
(a) A licensed veterinarian is responsible to assure that the following tasks being performed by Veterinary Assistants is under direct supervision:
1. Intravenous catheterizations,
2. Collection of blood for diagnostic purposes; collection of feces: collection of urine by expression; collection and preparation of tissue, cellular, or microbiological samples by skin scrapings, impressions, or other non-surgical methods for diagnostic purposes;
3. Dental procedures including, but not limited to the removal of calculus, soft deposits, plaque and stains; the smoothing, filing, and polishing of teeth; or the floatation or dressing of equine teeth;
4. Routine laboratory test procedures;
5. Radiology assistance including setting, positioning, processing and safety procedures;
6. Assisting any duly licensed veterinarian in the measuring of quantities of medication, but excluding the dispensing, compounding, or mixing of drugs; and
7. Initiation of parenteral fluid administration.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-15-.02
O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-25, 43-50-3, 43-50-21, 43-50-61 to 43-50-63.
Original Rule entitled "Direct Supervision" adopted. F. Oct. 5, 2006; eff. Oct. 25, 2006. Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted. F. Aug. 24, 2007; eff. Sept. 13, 2007.

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