TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1505 CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
SECTION 1505.60 CERTIFIED VETERINARY TECHNICIANS FUNCTIONS


 

Section 1505.60 Certified Veterinary Technicians Functions

 

a) A certified veterinary technician shall provide veterinary service under the control, direction and supervision of a licensed veterinarian, who is responsible for the services performed by the certified veterinary technician.

 

b) The duties of a certified veterinary technician shall not include the making of a diagnosis or prognosis, prescribing or writing prescriptions for drugs, medication or any other material for the care of treatment of any animal or performing any kind of surgery upon any animal.

 

c) A certified veterinary technician is prohibited from performing tasks that include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

1) dental extractions;

 

2) gingival resection;

 

3) clamping calves' tails;

 

4) floating teeth;

 

5) castrating any animals; and

 

6) settings of bones.

 

d) A certified veterinary technician shall only perform cast application under the immediate supervision of a veterinarian, as defined in Section 3 of the Act. This subsection does not apply to the setting of bones.

 

e) A certified veterinary technician shall perform the following tasks only under the direct or immediate supervision of a veterinarian, as defined in Section 3 of the Act:

 

1) anesthesia induction;

 

2) anesthesia endotracheal intubation;

 

3) anesthesia maintenance;

 

4) anesthesia monitor signs;

 

5) cut down with needle;

 

6) central line without cut down;

 

7) dental prophylaxis;

 

8) skin closure;

 

9) perform local nerve blocks;

 

10) splint application;

 

11) female canine urinary catheterization;

 

12) fine needle aspiration;

 

13) puncture abscess with needle;

 

14) decapitation for rabies tests submission;

 

15) dehorning calves;

 

16) docking sheep/pig tails; and

 

17) urinary catheterization for blocked male cat.

 

f) A certified veterinary technician shall perform the following tasks only under the indirect, direct or immediate supervision of a veterinarian, as defined in Section 3 of the Act:

 

1) IV catheter;

2) administer chemotherapy;

 

3) removal of sutures, drains or staples;

 

4) microchip implant;

 

5) bandage application;

 

6) male canine urinary catheterization;

 

7) trim normal hooves, excluding equine;

 

8) necropsy tissue sample collection;

 

9) acquire or process radiological images;

 

10) venipuncture;

 

11) obtain objective patient data without diagnosis;

 

12) cystocentesis;

 

13) process laboratory samples;

 

14) bacterial streak and culture;

 

15) administer nonrabies vaccines;

 

16) intramuscular and subcutaneous injections;

 

17) intravenous injections into uncatheterized or catheterized veins;

 

18) animal restraint; and

 

19) humane euthanasia of animals.

 

g) Tasks not listed in subsections (d) and (e) may be delegated to a certified veterinary technician by a supervising veterinarian, as defined in Section 3 of the Act. The level of supervision by the supervising veterinarian shall be based on the skill, experience, and competency of the supervising veterinarian and the certified veterinary technician and in accordance with generally accepted veterinary medicine practice.

 

(Source: Amended at 40 Ill. Reg. 2936, effective February 16, 2016)