April 01, 2009


 AVMA Web site offers additional updates on state proposals - April 1, 2009

posted March 15, 2009

The AVMA Web site now features more frequent updates on the status of select state bills and regulations under consideration that would affect the veterinary profession.

The AVMA Communications Division's Department of State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs tracks pertinent proposals in state legislative and executive branches, as well as certain state court cases, providing daily alerts to state VMAs by e-mail and monthly updates to a broader audience via e-mail and the Web. The monthly reports are online at www.avma.org/advocacy/state/.

Now, updates on some state bills and regulations are available every two weeks on the same site. Visitors to the site can find reports by clicking on "Resources by State," picking a state, and choosing the link under "Legislative and Regulatory Tracking."

The biweekly updates include the status and brief summaries of bills and regulations that the AVMA is watching closely in that state. The reports also provide links to the Web sites of the state legislature and state VMA for additional information.