ORS 596.250¹
Revocation or suspension of appointment of deputy veterinarian

(1) The appointment of a person as a deputy state veterinarian is effective until the person submits a written resignation to the State Department of Agriculture or until the department revokes or suspends the appointment for one of the following causes:

(a) The revocation or suspension of the veterinarian’s license to practice veterinary medicine in this state. A deputy state veterinarian whose license is suspended may apply for reinstatement of the appointment when the license is reinstated. The department may not refuse to reinstate an appointment as a deputy state veterinarian without good cause.

(b) An unwarranted refusal to carry out reasonable requests by the department to perform specific duties.

(c) The withdrawal by any person as surety for a deputy state veterinarian.

(d) In the case of a veterinarian employed by the United States Department of Agriculture, a termination of the employment of the veterinarian by that agency or the removal of the veterinarian from the state.

(e) Failure to use reasonable diligence in the execution of duties imposed upon the deputy state veterinarian by:

(A) Any law of this state that the deputy state veterinarian has been directed to perform by the State Veterinarian; or

(B) An appointment pursuant to the provisions of any law requiring the appointment of a veterinarian and administered by the department.

(f) The fraudulent use or misuse of any health certificate, shipping certificate or other blank forms used in practice that might lead to the dissemination of disease or the transportation of diseased livestock or the sale of inedible food products of animal origin for human consumption.

(g) Dilatory methods, willful neglect or misrepresentation in the inspection of meat.

(h) Misrepresentation of services rendered.

(i) Failure to report or the negligent handling of any disease of livestock that is required to be reported under ORS 596.321 (Rules governing vaccinations and reporting of listed livestock diseases).

(j) Sale or other unauthorized disposal by the veterinarian of any material, product or medicine furnished to the veterinarian by the department for use in the performance of duties as employee or officer of the department.

(k) Violation of ORS 596.075 (Prohibition against use of listed harmful vaccines).

(2) The department may not revoke an appointment without a hearing as provided in ORS chapter 561, except that in case of revocation for causes specified in subsection (1)(a), (c), (d) or (k) of this section, it is sufficient to give notice in writing of the revocation of appointment. [Amended by 1955 c.557 §8; 2001 c.27 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 596—Disease Control Generally, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors596.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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