37-18-309. (Effective January 1, 2023) Supervision of licensed veterinary technician -- failure to comply. (1) A veterinarian licensed under 37-18-302 is responsible for determining whether tasks delegated to a licensed veterinary technician are:
(a) within the employees' training, expertise, and skills;
(b) allowed by rule under direct supervision, immediate supervision, or indirect supervision; and
(c) clearly defined by written orders, established office protocols, or verbal directions in the case of an emergency.
(2) Even in a case of emergency, a veterinarian licensed under 37-18-302 is responsible for authorizing the licensed veterinary technician to perform only those duties within the employees' scope of practice as provided in 37-18-702 or by rule.
(3) A veterinarian subject to this section may be cited for unprofessional conduct for failure to comply with this section.