(1) The department is authorized to deputize a veterinarian when it determines that such veterinarian:

(a) is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Montana;

(b) is a current USDA accredited category I or category II veterinarian pursuant to 9 CFR, Chapter 1, Part 161;

(c) has made formal application for deputization upon forms provided by the department;

(d) has been recommended by the state veterinarian; and

(e) has attended the department deputy state veterinarian training.

(2) The state veterinarian may approve an individual provisional status prior to completion of the required training in (1)(e). Provisional status is valid until the next available training or another date set by the state veterinarian.

History: 81-2-102, 81-2-103, MCA; IMP, 81-2-102, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 413, Eff. 2/12/10; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 326, Eff. 2/14/14; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 936, Eff. 7/17/15.