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An electronic newsletter highlighting veterinary issues for Illinois veterinarians

July 16, 2004†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Volume II, Number 3

In This Issue

    New IFDPR Rules

    Membership Renewals

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New IDFPR Rules Available on ISVMA Website


The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently adopted amendments for two rules affecting veterinary medicine. An applicant for the licensure examination who graduated from an unapproved veterinary medicine program is now given the option of enrollment in the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards in order to meet certification standards. Previous rule recognized only the American Veterinary Medical Association Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates for this purpose.

Another amendment specifies what constitutes properly maintained medical records and requires that patient records be maintained a minimum of 3 years.

Those offering veterinary services will be affected by this rulemaking.

If you wish to view and/or print a copy of the new rules, you can get a copy by logging into the Member Center on the ISVMA website and click on the Legislation button inside the Membersí Only area.A flashing red icon will indicate the link to the new rules.



Have You Renewed Your Membership?


There are still many ISVMA member veterinarians that have not returned their membership renewal information. Second notices were mailed a week ago. If you havenít received your membership renewal packets yet, we may have an outdated address. Please contact the ISVMA office if you havenít been contacted about renewing your membership!