N.Y. Education Law Section 6713
Special provisions


An unlicensed person may provide supportive services to a veterinarian, including but not limited to administering oral or topical medications, incidental to and/or concurrent with such veterinarian personally performing a service or procedure, provided such supportive services do not require a knowledge of veterinary science.


A certified emergency medical technician may perform endotracheal intubation on an animal under the immediate personal supervision of a licensed veterinarian or a licensed veterinary technician acting under the direct supervision of a veterinarian, in lieu of the licensed veterinarian personally performing the procedure, provided:


the emergency medical technician is enrolled in a course in advanced emergency medical technology approved under article thirty of the public health law in which pediatric endotracheal intubation training is included;


the procedure is performed as part of pediatric endotracheal intubation training in that course, after didactic and manikin training in human intubation, and instruction in animal anatomy and the proper method of animal intubation have been received;


the procedure is medically indicated as part of treating or operating for any non-emergency disease, pain, injury, deformity, or physical condition of the animal;


the procedure is performed only when the animal is properly sedated or anesthetized;


the procedure is performed no more than once per animal by no more than one certified emergency medical technician;


the animal owner, or where such owner is unknown, the person having lawful charge or custody of the animal, consents in writing to the performance of the procedure by a person meeting the qualifications of this subdivision; and


records kept by the commissioner of health on courses in advanced emergency medical technology meeting the requirements of this subdivision indicate whether pediatric endotracheal intubation training conducted in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision was part of a course in advanced emergency medical technology; provided, however, that this subdivision shall not be construed to require endotracheal intubation on animals, and the commissioner of health shall have discretion to determine whether endotracheal intubation training on animals shall be required for accreditation of such courses or for certification of advanced emergency medical technicians.

Source: Section 6713 — Special provisions, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/6713 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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