Veterinary Practice Act 2005
F16 [ Considerations applicable to exercise of power conferred by section 54A .
54B. — (1) Before deciding to prescribe a procedure under section 54A(1) , the Minister shall have regard to the following considerations:
( a ) whether the nature of the procedure is such that it is reasonable to expect that a non-registered person with appropriate skills and experience would be able to carry it out;
( b ) whether the procedure is surgical to an extent that it would require the skills of a registered person;
( c ) whether the carrying out of the procedure by a non-registered person would be likely to cause a significant risk to the health or welfare of an animal;
( d ) whether the carrying out of the procedure by a non-registered person would be likely to cause a significant risk to the health or safety of the person;
( e ) whether the procedure relates to a condition in an animal which would be likely to cause a significant risk to human health.
(2) In subsection (1) ‘ non-registered person ’ means a person who is not a registered person. ]
Inserted (18.07.2012) by Veterinary Practice (Amendment) Act 2012 (25/2012), s. 2, commenced on enactment.