By the Division of Professional Licensure

8.01: Acts Performed Under Immediate Supervision

An assistant or veterinary technician shall be authorized to perform the following acts only under the immediate supervision of a licensed veterinarian on the premises:

Administering federally-controlled substances as anesthetics.

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8.02: Acts Performed Under Direct Supervision

(1) Bandaging, except in an emergency;

(2) Cleaning and polishing teeth;

(3) Placing an in-dwelling catheter or endotracheal tube; and

(4) Diagnostic imaging.

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8.03: Acts Performed Without Immediate or Direct Supervision

An assistant or veterinary technician may perform the following acts without the immediate or direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian on the premises:

(1) Administering injections, oral and topical medicine, except federally-controlled anesthetics, as directed by a licensed veterinarian;

(2) Bandaging and first aid in an emergency;

(3) Drawing blood samples as directed by a licensed veterinarian; and

(4) Laboratory procedures as directed by a licensed veterinarian.

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REGULATORY AUTHORITY
256 CMR 8.00: M.G.L. c. 112, §§ 54 and 58.

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