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§ 2039. Sodium Pentobarbital/Euthanasia Training.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 16. Professional and Vocational Regulations
Division 20. Veterinary Medical Board
Article 4. Practice (Refs & Annos)
16 CCR § 2039
§ 2039. Sodium Pentobarbital/Euthanasia Training.
(a) In accordance with section 4827(d) of the Code, an employee of an animal control shelter or humane society and its agencies who is not a veterinarian or registered veterinary technician (RVT) shall be deemed to have received proper training to administer, without the presence of a veterinarian, sodium pentobarbital for euthanasia of sick, injured, homeless or unwanted domestic pets or animals if the person has completed a curriculum of at least eight (8) hours as specified in the publication by the California Animal Control Directors Association and the State Humane Association of California entitled “Euthanasia Training Curriculum” dated October 24, 1997, that includes the following subjects:
(1) History and reasons for euthanasia
(2) Humane animal restraint techniques
(3) Sodium pentobarbital injection methods and procedures
(4) Verification of death
(5) Safety training and stress management for personnel
(6) Record keeping and regulation compliance for sodium pentobarbital
At least five (5) hours of the curriculum shall consist of hands-on training in humane animal restraint techniques and sodium pentobarbital injection procedures.
(b) The training curriculum shall be provided by a veterinarian, an RVT, or an individual who has been certified by the California Animal Control Directors Association and the State Humane Association of California to train persons in the humane use of sodium pentobarbital as specified in their publication entitled “Criteria for Certification of Animal Euthanasia Instructors in the State of California” dated September 1, 1997.
Note: Authority cited: Section 4808, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Section 4827, Business and Professions Code.
1. New section filed 4-30-98; operative 10-30-98 (Register 98, No. 18).
This database is current through 2/19/21 Register 2021, No. 8
16 CCR § 2039, 16 CA ADC § 2039
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