Veterinarian Payments Sunshine Act

​(TBD bill #)

The Veterinarian Payments Sunshine Act is a draft legislative proposal that  would require manufacturers of drugs and medical devices to report certain payments and items of value given to covered recipients. These recipients include veterinarians; hospitals offering an internship, a residency, or other postgraduate training in veterinary medicine; and accredited veterinary schools or students at such schools.
Payments and items of value to be reported include a transfer of anything of value which is more than $10 or exceeds $100 in the calendar year. The term “payment or other transfer of value” does not include anything made indirectly to a covered recipient through a third party in connection with an activity or service in the case where the manufacturer is unaware of the identity of the covered recipient.
Status: Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.-25) has not yet introduced this bill in Congress. The AVMA took a position of “no action” on the bill language as shared with the association in Jan. 2016.
AVMA Position: No Action
Primary Contact: Dr. Ashley Morgan