HB 2787

86(R) - 2019
House Agriculture & Livestock
House Agriculture & Livestock

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Drew Springer

Bill Caption

Relating to certain confidential or privileged information related to veterinary care or treatment.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal impact to the state is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

Under current law there is a veterinarian-client privilege established between veterinarians and their clients. HB 2787 stipulates that privilege would be waived if a client or the owner of an animal treated by the veterinarian publishes information about that care and treatment in a public forum.

A veterinarian would not violate this privilege by providing information to a veterinarian or appropriate government entity regarding the prescribing, dispensing, or requesting of a controlled substance, animal cruelty, or an attack of an animal. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on HB 2787 because it does not affect our liberty principles.