Your veterinary license will expire on October 15, 2023. You will not likely notice many changes to the renewal process, even with the movement of the Indiana Board of Veterinary Medicine (VetBoard) out of the Professional Licensing Agency (PLA) on July 1. The online renewal system, MyLicense.IN.gov, will remain the same. If, however, you need additional assistance, the new VetBoard website, phone number, email and postal addresses are now: Indiana Board of Veterinary Medicine 1202 East 38th Street; Discovery Hall, Ste. 100; Indianapolis, IN 46205 / 317-544-2409 Email: VetBoard@VetBoard.in.gov Website: www.in.gov/VetBoard/ Note: Application for and Renewal of the Controlled Substance Registrations (CSRs) will continue to be processed at PLA via the MyLicense.IN.gov system (see notes below). Please make sure that the VetBoard has your current email and postal address of record through the MyLicense.IN.gov portal. Practitioners will be able to renew online at MyLicense.IN.gov after mid-July 2023. Online renewal is the quickest way to renew your veterinary license. If you prefer to renew by paper form, print a copy from the website and submit to the VetBoard after July 15, 2023.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Practitioners are required to have 40 hours of continuing education in the practice of veterinary medicine from the period October 15, 2021, to October 15, 2023. Practitioners may complete up to 20 hours of continuing education in self-study. Self-study must pertain to the practice of veterinary medicine and include a written examination or post-evaluation. Proof of continuing education does not need to be submitted with your renewal. See additional information below on continuing education.
NOTE: To renew your CSR, you must complete 2 hours of continuing education addressing the topic of opioid prescribing and opioid abuse.
(IVMA has CE available to meet this requirement.) These 2 hours may be part of your 40-hour CE requirement for the biennium.
RENEWAL QUESTIONS: You will be required to answer the following questions on the license renewal information:
1.) Since you last renewed, has any professional license, certificate, registration, or permit you hold or have held been disciplined or are formal charges pending in any state or U.S. territory?
2.) Since you last renewed, have you been denied a license, certificate, registration, or permit in any state or U.S. territory?
3.) Since you last renewed, and except for minor violations of traffic laws resulting in fines and arrests or convictions that have been expunged by a court, have you been arrested OR have you entered into a prosecutorial diversion or deferment agreement regarding any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state OR have you been convicted of any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state OR have you pled guilty to any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state OR have you pled nolo contendre to any offense, misdemeanor, or felony in any state or U.S. territory?
4.) Since you last renewed, have you had a malpractice judgment against you or settled any malpractice action?
5.) Since you last renewed, have you been denied staff membership or privileges in any hospital or health care facility or have staff membership or privileges been revoked, suspended, or subject to any restriction, probation, or other type of discipline – or have you resigned in lieu of discipline or termination?
CITIZENSHIP STATUS: You should only indicate one ‘Yes’ response to the statement below.
Pursuant to IC 12-32-15 and IC 12-32-1-6, I swear under the penalty of perjury that:
• I am a United States Citizen OR
• I am a Qualified Alien as defined under 8 U.S.C. 1641
FEES & PENALTIES: Set civil penalties are imposed for non-compliance of the continuing education requirement. The Indiana Board of Veterinary Medicine will audit a certain percentage of practitioners and ask for proof of continuing education compliance. If, upon audit, you do not meet the requirements, the civil penalties are as follows:
• Short 1 to 20 hours: $500 civil penalty
• Short over 20 hours: $1000 civil penalty
Further, you will be required to complete the missed continuing education hours and will receive a conditional veterinary license. If you do not comply, your veterinary license will be suspended. The fee for license renewal is $100 and the CSR renewal is $60. A $50 late fee will be assessed in addition to these fees if you renew after October 15, 2023. Additionally, your continuing education records will automatically be audited by the VetBoard.
Make plans now to meet all requirements for licensure and renew on time to avoid penalties and discipline.
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REGISTRATIONS:
If you need to change the address of your Controlled Substances Registration (CSR), you must email or send a letter to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (PLA). CSR changes must be in writing. The quickest way to renew your CSR is through the MyLicense.IN.gov online portal. If you prefer to renew via a paper request, you may contact PLA after the renewal of your veterinary license. Website: www.in.gov/pla/. Phone: 317/232-2960; Email: email@example.com