S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 23, 2013
Introduced by Sen. YOUNG -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
mitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Senate
Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the practice of veter-
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 6701 of the education law, as amended by chapter
234 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows:
S 6701. Definition of practice of veterinary medicine. The practice
of the profession of veterinary medicine is defined as diagnosing,
treating, operating, or prescribing for any animal disease, pain, inju-
ry, deformity or DENTAL OR physical condition, or the subcutaneous
insertion of a microchip intended to be used to identify an animal.
"Animal" includes every living creature except a human being. NOTWITH-
STANDING THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION, NO PROVISIONS OF THIS
SECTION SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO INCLUDE THE MANUAL FLOATING OF EQUINE
TEETH AS BEING WITHIN THE PRACTICE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE.
S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.