Federal Regulatory Activities

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 members, the AVMA monitors, reviews, and responds to proposals made by federal regulatory agencies that impact the profession and the practice of veterinary medicine.

Here is a sample of regulatory issues the AVMA is currently working on:

Animal Health

 

Animal Welfare

 

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine

 

Emergency Preparedness and Response

 

Environmental Issues

 

Food Safety and Public Health

 

Practice Issues

Drugs

Vaccines

Research

Transparency in Federal Agencies

Other Regulatory Areas in Which the AVMA is Involved:

Workplace Safety

 


Concluded Issues: