EXECUTIVE ORDER KBB 05-43

Extension of Executive Order No. KBB 05-35
Emergency Suspension of In-State Licensure for Veterinarians


WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2005-35, issued on September 12, 2005, suspended state licensure laws, rules, and regulations for veterinarians relative to the requirement of possessing a Louisiana license to practice veterinary medicine for those veterinarians from other states offering veterinary services to those animals needing such services as a result of the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina, provided that said out-of-state veterinarians possess a current veterinary license in good standing in his or her respective state of licensure and that he or she practices in good faith and within the reasonable scope of his or her skills, training, or ability;

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. KBB 2005-35 is in effect until September 25, 2005; and

WHEREAS, the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine and the state veterinarian has requested Executive Order No. KBB 2005-35 be extended for an additional thirty (30) days;

NOW THEREFORE I, KATHLEEN BABINEAUX BLANCO, Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: Section 3 of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-35, issued on September 12, 2005, is amended as follows:

The suspension of these rules, regulations, and laws shall extend through Tuesday, October 25, 2005.

SECTION 2: All other sections, subsections, and paragraphs of Executive Order No. KBB 2005-35 shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION 3: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until Tuesday, October 25, 2005, unless amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 22nd day of September, 2005.

Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Al Ater
Secretary of State