Decision Maker Response

Richard Gottfried’s response

Richard Gottfried
State Representative

Sep 20, 2017 — Dear Friend:

Thank you very much for signing the change.org petition to let me know of your support for Assembly bill A.4664, (Englebright), also known as Buoy’s Law, which would require veterinarians to notify owners of potential risks and side effects of medication prior to prescribing or otherwise providing medication for an animal.

As a co-sponsor of this bill, I agree with you on this issue. A person responsible for his or her own health or that of a child is entitled to make health care decisions based on informed consent. A person responsible for the care of an animal should have the same protection. This bill is one step in that direction.

I appreciate your consideration in writing to me.

Very truly yours,
Richard N. Gottfried
Assembly Member