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Professional regulation
Legislative Reform Order approved

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THE ‘single biggest reform to the regulation of veterinary surgeons’ since the introduction of the 1966 Veterinary Surgeons Act will begin to be implemented later this year after a Legislative Reform Order (LRO) allowing the RCVS's disciplinary committees to be constituted separately from its Council was approved by Parliament last month.

The RCVS announced last week that the LRO had been signed by Defra minister David Heath on January 17, and that it will come into force …

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