CVMA Monday, September 15, 2014

HR 1528 - Controlled Substances Transport Legislation

Last year, California veterinarians were notified by the Drug Enforcement Agency that it is illegal for them to carry and use controlled substances outside of their registered location, which is generally their hospital or homes. This generated action between the CVMA and the AVMA Governmental Relations Division who stepped forward to address this national issue.  The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2013 (H.R. 1528), was recently introduced to allow veterinarians to transport, administer and dispense controlled substances outside of their registered place of business.  The CVMA signed on to the Coalition Statement of Support and recently sent letters requesting support and co-sponsorship to members of Congress who sit on committees of importance to this issue.  California veterinarians can get involved by contacting their representatives through the Congressional Advocacy Network.