Senate Passes Bill Easing Restrictions on Veterinarians
July 18, 2014

The Senate passed a bill this week that would ease requirements for a veterinarian to dispense controlled substances.

Rep. Kurt Schrader (Ore.) introduced H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, which would amend the Controlled Substances Act to end the requirement that a veterinarian who is registered to manufacture or distribute controlled substances has to obtain a separate registration to transport and distribute the drugs off-site.

The bill would allow registered veterinarian to distribute controlled substances to animals outside of their place of business as long as it's within the state they are registered.

The House passed the bill last week by voice-vote and the Senate agreed to the measure through a unanimous consent agreement. The bill now heads to President Obama's desk for his signature.

Reprinted in part from The Hill