Fischer Cosponsors Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, Applauds Passage in the Senate
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) announced the United States Senate has unanimously approved bipartisan legislation she cosponsored, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act (S.1171). The bill enhances the ability of veterinarians to transport, administer, and dispense controlled substances in mobile settings.
“This legislation ensures that veterinarians have access to all necessary resources when they are providing services and care in the field. This is particularly important in rural areas, where owners are often unable to transport their livestock to a distant clinic or hospital. I was proud to cosponsor this commonsense measure that will bolster the ability of Nebraska’s veterinarians to provide care throughout our state and better serve Nebraska’s agriculture industry,” said Fischer.
The Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) current interpretation of provisions within the Controlled Substances Act makes it illegal for veterinarians to transport controlled substances for use outside of their registered locations. The Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act amends the Controlled Substances Act to allow veterinarians to legally provide complete veterinary care in mobile settings.