Equine dental technicians; required to register with Board of Medicine. (HB2363)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Equine dental technicians; registration. Requires all equine dental technicians to register with the Board of Medicine. Sets forth procedures for (i) registration and (ii) denial, revocation, or suspension of registration. Establishes a penalty for performing specified activities by an unregistered individual. Read the Bill »


03/23/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077627498
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2363)
01/24/2007Committee substitute printed 077639498-H1
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077639498-H1
01/25/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2363H1
01/26/2007Read third time and passed House (96-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to Senate
01/29/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2007Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/15/2007Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read third time
02/19/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/19/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2007Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Placed on Calendar
02/21/2007Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2363ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2363ER)
03/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 754 (effective 7/1/07)
04/10/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0754)


Meredith Barlow, EqDT writes:

As a graduate of the American School of Equine Dentistry, and a member of the International Association of Equine Dentistry, I am against the passing of this bill. I believe that disallowing the use of motorized equiptment except under veterinary supervision will mean less horses getting adequate care. Often times nonmotorized equipment requires the horse to stand longer, with his mouth opened longer, thus promoting TMJ syndrome, and a generally unhappy horse. Sedation is often not required when motorized equiptment is used, and in my experience happens more often than not. I also believe that a veterinarian should be able to direct a dental technician to sedate an animal when they are present. This bill also does not specify what type of training is "board approved," nor does it allow for a legal method for non certified persons to become certified. This problem has come up in other states. The bottom line is that horses need trained persons to provide whole mouth care, and those needs are not going to be met if this bill is passed.
Meredith Barlow, EqDT