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      RS 37:1563     


§1563.  Practice

A.  Except as provided in this Chapter, no person shall practice equine dentistry in Louisiana unless issued a certificate of approval by the board.

B.  A registered equine dentist may practice equine dentistry at a racetrack in this state.

C.(1)  A registered equine dentist who practices equine dentistry at a location in this state other than at a racetrack shall notify the horse owner's veterinarian prior to the commencement of the practice of equine dentistry.  In the event that the horse owner does not have a veterinarian, the equine dentist shall obtain a referral from a veterinarian licensed by the board.

(2)  Prior to the initiation of an extraction of first premolar teeth or wolf teeth, the registered equine dentist shall also notify and obtain the approval of the equine owner's veterinarian or referral veterinarian.

D.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after complying with the provisions of R.S. 37:1562 and any rule or regulation promulgated by the board regarding the application process, fees, and defining the duties of an equine dentist, any person who was licensed as an equine dentist before July 1, 1995, and who desires to practice equine dentistry shall be issued a certificate of approval by the board and shall be registered as an equine dentist.

Acts 1999, No. 980, §1, eff. July 9, 1999.

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