2017 ORS 686.210¹
Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board
  • rules

(1) There is created the Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board, which shall carry out the purposes and enforce the provisions of this chapter. The board shall consist of eight members appointed by the Governor for a term of four years. Five members shall be licensed to practice veterinary medicine, surgery and dentistry in this state. Two members shall be public members. One member shall be a certified veterinary technician.

(2) All members of the board must be residents of this state. A public member may not be a person licensed under this chapter or a person who has a spouse, domestic partner, child, parent or sibling who is licensed under this chapter.

(3) A statewide professional association for veterinarians may submit a list of suggested nominees for appointment to veterinarian and public member positions on the board. A statewide professional association for veterinary technicians may submit a list of suggested nominees for appointment to veterinary technician and public member positions on the board. In making appointments to the board, the Governor shall give consideration to the nominees suggested by an association. To the extent practicable, the Governor shall attempt to make board appointments that are broadly representative of the geographic and cultural diversity of the state.

(4) Any appointments to fill vacancies by reason of death, resignation or removal shall be made by the Governor for the residue of the term of the retiring member. All appointments of members of the board by the Governor are subject to confirmation by the Senate in the manner provided in ORS 171.562 (Procedures for confirmation) and 171.565 (Vote required for confirmation).

(5) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent assistance being rendered by the executive director of the board in any hearing called by it.

(6) Pursuant to ORS chapter 183 the board may adopt rules necessary for the administration of this chapter. [Amended by 1953 c.624 §9; 1967 c.334 §3; 1971 c.650 §35; 1973 c.792 §41; 1975 c.619 §6; 1985 c.112 §6; 1987 c.651 §7; 1995 c.79 §346; 2003 c.163 §1; 2009 c.756 §61]

Note: Sections 7 and 8, chapter 628, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

Sec. 7. (1) For the purpose of adopting, amending or repealing rules under ORS 686.010 (Definitions) (4) or section 3 of this 2015 Act [686.600 (Requirements for veterinary facility)], the Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board shall convene a rules advisory committee as described in ORS 183.333 (Policy statement).

(2) The rules advisory committee convened pursuant to subsection (1) of this section must include, if available and willing to participate, the following 11 members:

(a) An individual who represents rural veterinary facilities;

(b) An individual who represents urban veterinary facilities;

(c) An individual who represents mixed animal practice veterinary facilities;

(d) An individual who represents large animal practice veterinary facilities;

(e) An individual who represents a nonprofit animal shelter;

(f) An individual who represents a nonprofit organization that provides care for indigent animals;

(g) An individual who represents the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University;

(h) An individual who is a certified veterinary technician or who represents a veterinary technology program offered in this state and accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association;

(i) Two current members of the board; and

(j) One former member of the board.

(3) The rules advisory committee convened pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall report to the board no later than October 31, 2015, on the committee’s recommendations with respect to adopting the rules described in subsection (1) of this section. [2015 c.628 §7]

Sec. 8. Section 7 of this 2015 Act is repealed on January 1, 2020. [2015 c.628 §8]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 686—Veterinarians; Veterinary Technicians, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors686.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.