Federal Regulations on Emergency Preparedness and Response

The U.S. Congress creates laws and delegates authority for implementation of the laws to federal regulatory agencies. The agencies then draft regulations for implementing the laws, and this process involves a public comment period. On behalf of its members, the AVMA monitors, reviews, and responds to proposals made by federal regulatory agencies that impact the profession and the practice of veterinary medicine.

Below is a sample of regulatory issues the AVMA is currently working on in the area of emergency preparedness and response:

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Other National Advocacy

The AVMA advocates for the development and implementation of appropriate policies and standards by nationwide organizations whose activities impact veterinary medicine.

American Medical Association (AMA)