Rep. Driscoll Submits Testimony in Support of H.332
BOSTON, JUNE 28, 2023
Representative Bill Driscoll Jr. submitted the following testimony to the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, in support of H.332, An Act regulating the practice and licensure of veterinary technicians:
I am writing to respectfully request that H. 332, An Act regulating the practice and licensure of veterinary technicians, receive a favorable report from the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
This bill would develop and implement quality educational and practice standards for veterinary technicians within the practice of veterinary medicine. Currently, any person in Massachusetts can be called a veterinary technician, regardless of experience level. Veterinary medical services are costly and complex and should be carried out by educated, trained, and licensed professionals. H. 332 would ensure this by establishing within the Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine a subsidiary board for veterinary technology that would be subject to the control of the board of registration in veterinary medicine. If passed, Massachusetts would join forty (40) other states with a state regulated credential system.
Thank you for your consideration of this legislation, I hope that the Committee will report H. 332 out favorably. Please do not hesitate to contact me at any time with questions or requests for additional information.