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Legislative Links

The College regulates the veterinary profession through a number of different forms of authority.

Veterinarians Act Veterinarians Act

The Veterinarians Act establishes the College to regulate the practice of veterinary medicine in Ontario in order that the public interest is protected.

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90v03_e.htm

Regulation 1093 Regulation 1093

Regulation 1093 sets out requirements concerning licensure, accreditation, practice standards, drugs, advertising, conflict of interest, exemptions and administration.

http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_901093_e.htm

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/

Minimum Standards for Veterinary Facilities in Ontario Minimum Standards for Veterinary Facilities in Ontario

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College By-Laws College By-Laws

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Changes to Regulation 1093 Changes to Regulation 1093

The College prepared a booklet to highlight some of the significant changes to Regulation 1093, effective November 24, 2015.

http://joom.ag/lByp

Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act

On December 5, 2019, the Government of Ontario passed animal welfare legislation that includes a new enforcement model and contains elements which impact veterinarians in Ontario. The Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act (PAWS) replaces the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and comes into effect on January 1, 2020.

https://www.ola.org/sites/default/files/node-files/bill/document/pdf/2019/2019-12/b136ra_e.pdf