ORS 686.130¹
"Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct" defined

"Unprofessional or dishonorable conduct," as used in this chapter, includes:

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

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

(3) Misrepresentation of services rendered.

(4) Failure to report, or the negligent handling of the serious epidemic diseases of animals, such as anthrax, rabies, glanders, brucellosis, tuberculosis, foot and mouth disease, hog cholera, blackleg, and any other communicable disease known to medical science as being a menace to human and animal health.

(5) The dispensing or giving to anyone live culture or attenuated live virus vaccine to be administered by a layperson without providing instruction as to its administration and use and without prior written authorization from the State Veterinarian when such product is declared to be prohibited under ORS 596.075 (Prohibition against use of listed harmful vaccines).

(6) Having professional connection with, or lending one’s name to any illegal practitioner of veterinary medicine and the various branches thereof.

(7) Chronic alcohol abuse or habitual use of controlled substances.

(8) Fraud or dishonesty in applying or reporting on any test for disease in animals.

(9) False or misleading advertising.

(10) Conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude or conviction of a felony. The record of the conviction is conclusive evidence.

(11) Conviction of a charge of cruelty to animals in Oregon or any other state, county, or municipal court. The record of conviction is conclusive evidence.

(12) The revocation, suspension or refusal to issue or renew a license or practice credential to practice veterinary medicine in any other state, territory or foreign jurisdiction if the cause of that revocation, suspension or refusal to issue or renew is cause in this state. The record of revocation, suspension or refusal to issue or renew is conclusive evidence.

(13) Failure to keep one’s premises and equipment therein in a clean and sanitary condition.

(14) Gross ignorance, incompetence or inefficiency in the profession. In determining what constitutes "gross ignorance, incompetence or inefficiency in the profession," the Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board may take into account all relevant factors, and practices, including but not limited to the practices generally and currently followed and accepted by the persons licensed to practice veterinary medicine in this state, the current teaching at accredited veterinary schools, relevant technical reports published in recognized veterinary medical journals and the desirability of reasonable experimentation in the furtherance of the veterinary medicine arts.

(15) Permitting the veterinary technician, preceptee, or student intern to perform a duty, task or procedure not specifically permitted by the board. [Amended by 1975 c.619 §5; 1979 c.744 §57; 1993 c.491 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 686—Veterinarians; Veterinary Technicians, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­686.­html (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.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.
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