Online Application for a New Practice
Plan to apply for your new practice at least two months prior to the projected opening date.
Complete Part One of the New Practice Application Form and submit with the application fee.
Please logout out if you are currently logged in under your member portal, this way the system can create the new application form.Part One - New Practice Application Form
The proposed practice name will be brought forward to the Practice Inspection Practice Standards (PIPS) Committee for approval. Once the name has been reviewed for consideration and approved by the ABVMA PIPS Committee, the ABVMA office will send written confirmation of approval to the practice owner. We recommend that you do not have stationary printed, signs made, etc until the name has been approved.
Refer to the most recent Council Policy and Appendix A regarding Approval of Practice Names.
The ABVMA office will send the practice a Quality Assurance (QA) Guide to be completed. Part two of the new practice application should also be completed and submitted at this time. A complete QA Guide along with part two of the application are required no later than four weeks prior to the proposed practice opening date.
Submit the annual PIPS fee and if applicable, the radiation fee.
Successfully complete the pre-opening PIPS Inspection. The pre-opening inspection will mainly focus on the physical aspects of the VPE and review medical record and log templates.After the ABVMA has reviewed the PIPS Inspector’s report, the practice will receive notice whether or not they have passed the inspection. You cannot open your VPE until after receiving written permission from the registrar of the ABVMA.
The post-opening PIPS inspection will be slated for approximately three to six months after opening. The post-opening inspection will mainly focus on the day-to-day operations of the VPE and management of medical records and logs.