Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-15-.03 - Indirect Supervision

(1) Indirect supervision means the duly licensed veterinarian is not on the premises but has given either written or oral instructions for the treatment of the animal patient and the animal has been examined by a duly licensed veterinarian at such times as acceptable veterinary medical practice requires, consistent with the particular delegated health care task.
(a) A duly licensed veterinarian is responsible to assure that the following tasks being performed by Veterinary Assistants is under indirect supervision:
1. Administration and application of treatments, drugs, medications and immunological agents by oral, IM subcutaneous routes excluding rabies vaccine for animals required to receive a rabies vaccine by Georgia law;
2. Grooming procedures and non-invasive skin (topical) treatment;
3. Handling of biohazardous waste materials.
(2) A veterinary assistant working under the direction, supervision and control of a duly licensed veterinarian may provide the following emergency animal patient care under indirect supervision.
(a) Application of tourniquets and/or pressure bandages to control hemorrhage;
(b) Resuscitative procedures;
(c) Application of temporary splints or bandages to prevent further injury to bones or soft tissues;
(d) Application of appropriate wound dressings and external supportive treatment in severe wound and burn cases; and
(e) External supportive treatment in heat prostration cases.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 700-15-.03
O.C.G.A. Secs. 43-1-25, 43-50-3, 43-50-21, 43-50-61 to 43-50-63.
Original Rule entitled "Indirect 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 Repealed: New Rule of same title adopted.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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