Summary

To provide pet owners the ability to receive a copy of veterinary prescriptions, and for other purposes. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Apr 6, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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A BILL

To provide pet owners the ability to receive a copy of veterinary prescriptions, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011''.

SEC. 2. RULES ON VETERINARY PRESCRIPTIONS.

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall promulgate rules in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code, that include the following requirements with regard to veterinary prescriptions: (1) In general.--A requirement that the prescriber of an animal drug shall-- (A) whether or not requested by the pet owner, provide to the pet owner a copy of the veterinary prescription and a written disclosure that the pet owner may fill the prescription through the prescriber (if available), or through another pharmacy determined by the pet owner; and (B) provide or verify the prescription by electronic or other means consistent with applicable State law, if requested by any person designated to act on behalf of the pet owner. (2) Purchase, payment, and waiver.--A requirement that the prescriber of an animal drug-- (A) may not-- (i) require purchase of the animal drug for which the veterinary prescription was written from the prescriber or from another person as a condition of providing a copy of the veterinary prescription or verifying such prescription under paragraph (1); (ii) require payment in...

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Purpose: To require that veterinarians provide clients with copies of prescriptions whether or not they request them. http://www.aspca.org/Fight-Animal-Cruelty/Advocacy-Center/112th-congress

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H.R. 1406, the Fairness to Pet Owners Act of 2011, would allow Congress to mandate how you run your practice by requiring all veterinarians to write a prescription at the time of prescribing, regardless of whether or not you would also be dispensing the product to your client You would also be required to provide a written disclosure that the pet owner may fill the prescription through you, the prescriber or another pharmacy. This legislation is unnecessary and redundant. AVMA policy already encourages veterinarians to write a prescription in lieu of dispensing when asked by a client. And pet owners already have the ability to take a prescription to be filled at the pharmacy of their choice. http://avmacan.avma.org/avma/home/

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