Veterinary Practice Act 2005

F15 [ Power of Minister to prescribe procedures that may be carried out by non-registered persons.

54A

54A. (1) Subject to section 54B , the Minister may prescribe procedures (including, where appropriate, the nature and extent of a procedure) in relation to or connected with the practice of veterinary medicine that may, notwithstanding sections 54 and 55 , be carried out by a non-registered person on or in relation to an animal.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) , regulations under this section may require a non-registered person, before carrying out any procedure prescribed under subsection (1) , to do all or any of the following:

( a ) to undertake, or to have undertaken, specified training before carrying out a prescribed procedure;

( b ) to have, or to acquire, and to maintain specified skills or competence before carrying out a prescribed procedure;

( c ) to be a member of a prescribed body when carrying out a prescribed procedure and to adhere to any code of practice of that body;

( d ) in specified circumstances, to consult a person registered under Part 4 before carrying out a prescribed procedure;

( e ) to have and maintain a policy of indemnity insurance as specified in the regulations;

( f ) to maintain records in relation to prescribed matters;

( g ) to comply with any other prescribed conditions.

(3) Before making regulations under this section the Minister shall consult with the Council.

(4) In this section non-registered person means a person who is not a registered person. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F15

Inserted (18.07.2012) by Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Act 2012 (25/2012), s. 2, commenced on enactment.

Editorial Notes:

E5

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.06.2017) by Veterinary Practice Act 2005 (Treatment by non-registered person) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 278 of 2017).

E6

Power pursuant to section exercised (in relation to reg. 4) (6.03.2014) by Animal Health and Welfare (Operations and Procedures) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 127 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 1.

E7

Power pursuant to section exercised (5.03.0214) by Animal Health and Welfare (Revocation) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 126 of 2014).

E8

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (in relation to reg. 4) (6.03.2014) by Animal Health and Welfare (Operations and Procedures) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 123 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 1; revoked before commencement (5.03.2014) by Animal Health and Welfare (Revocation) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 126 of 2014), reg. 2.