6 CRR-NY 184.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 6. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
CHAPTER I. FISH AND WILDLIFE
SUBCHAPTER J. MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS
PART 184. WILDLIFE REHABILITATORS
6 CRR-NY 184.3
6 CRR-NY 184.3
184.3 Qualifications for appointment.
(a) The Class I Wildlife Rehabilitator and Class II Wildlife Rehabilitator must:
(1) be over the age of 16 years and a resident of New York State;
(2) receive a grade of 80 percent or higher on a written examination administered by the department and designed to test knowledge in the field of wildlife rehabilitation;
(3) be interviewed, by a regional department employee responsible for the wildlife rehabilitation program, to assess the applicant's proficiency in wildlife rehabilitation; and
(4) if convicted of one or more criminal offenses, be found eligible after a balancing of the factors set out in article 23-A of the Correction Law. In accordance with that article, no license shall be denied by reason of the applicant having been previously convicted of one or more criminal offenses unless:
(i) there is a direct relationship between one or more of the previous criminal offenses and the duties required of the license; or
(ii) licensing the applicant would involve an unreasonable risk to property or the safety or welfare of a specific individual or the general public. In determining these questions, the agency will look at all factors listed under Correction Law section 753.
(b) The Class II Wildlife Rehabilitator, in addition to meeting the qualifications listed in subdivision (a) of this section, must have been a Class I Wildlife Rehabilitator for at least two years. Persons already certified as Class II Rehabilitators prior to the date this regulation was promulgated and will continue to be certified at the Class II level.
(c) An Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator must:
(1) be nominated by a Class II Wildlife Rehabilitator and may assist only that nominating Class II Wildlife Rehabilitator; and
(2) meet the same character requirements as a Class I Wildlife Rehabilitator.
6 CRR-NY 184.3
Current through March 31, 2021
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