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Oregon Bulletin

December 1, 2011

 

Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 855

Rule Caption: Amends Controlled Substance Rules relating to animal euthanasia.

Adm. Order No.: BP 6-2011(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 10-20-2011

Certified to be Effective: 10-31-11 thru 4-27-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Adopted: 855-080-0103

Rules Amended: 855-080-0100

Subject: Changes to OAR 855-080-0100 through 855-080-0103 are required to accommodate revisions that were made to the Veterinary Medical Examining Board’s rules relating to the registration of Certified Euthanasia Technicians that expire on October 31, 2011. Without this temporary rule, new Animal Euthanasia Drug Outlet registrations cannot be issued and existing registered Animal Euthanasia Drug Outlets will not be able to renew an Animal Euthanasia Drug Outlet Registration with the Oregon Board of Pharmacy which expires December 31, 2011. The Board eliminates the requirement for Certified Euthanasia Technicians and establishes new training requirements for those who possess/administer sodium pentobarbital for euthanizing injured, sick, homeless or unwanted domestic pets and other animals. These rules also incorporate a 2011 legislatively approved fee increase which was adopted by Temporary Rule in June and effective July 1, 2011.

Rules Coordinator: Karen MacLean—(971) 673-0001

855-080-0100

Animal Euthanasia

(1) The following requirements shall be met in order for a humane society or animal control agency to be registered or registration renewed to allow the purchase, possession and administration of sodium pentobarbital for euthanizing injured, sick, homeless or unwanted domestic pets and other animals:

(a) Storage. All supplies of sodium pentobarbital shall be kept in a locked cabinet. An assigned licensed veterinarian designated in writing shall be responsible for the security of the sodium pentobarbital and for the training of individuals who will administer the drug. Such designated licensed veterinarian shall allow withdrawal of the drug only to a person; who has been appropriately trained.

 (b) Records. The following records shall be made at the time of the occurrence and shall be maintained for a minimum of three years, available for inspection by the Board of Pharmacy and its agents:

(A) A record of the withdrawal of sodium pentobarbital, signed by the person who takes possession of the sodium pentobarbital for administration;

(B) A record of the weight, species of animal and dosage administered for euthanasia signed by the person who administers the drug and by the designated person responsible for security;

(C) A record of all wastage signed by the person administering the drug and the designated person responsible for security; and

(D) A weekly record of verification of the stock on hand, minus the amounts withdrawn for administration, signed by the designated person responsible for security;

(E) A record of disposal of any expired or unwanted sodium pentobarbital. Disposal shall be in a conformance with 21 CFR 1307.21.

(c) Audits. The registrant shall submit to random audits of records and analysis of prepared solutions by the State Board of Pharmacy or its agents.

(d) Personnel. A minimum of two persons shall be required for any IV injection. One person shall be appropriately trained in all aspects of animal euthanasia and the other person(s) shall be a handler. The handler(s) should be trained in human safety and animal handling techniques.

(2) The fee for registration shall be $50, paid annually by December 31 of each year.

(3) The Board will suspend or revoke the registration of any humane society or animal control agency which allows a person to administer sodium pentobarbital who has not completed appropriate training as dictated in these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 475 & 689.205

Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.151 & 689.155

Hist.: 1PB 2-1984, f. & ef. 3-7-84; PB 9-1990, f. & cert. ef. 12-5-90; PB 5-1991, f. & cert. ef. 9-19-91; BP 6-2011(Temp), f. 10-20-11, cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-27-12

855-080-0103

Training

(1) The individual who will be allowed to administer controlled substances for animal euthanasia shall document completion of a minimum of 8 hours of training in the use of sodium pentobarbital as selected by the designated licensed veterinarian.

(2) Training for individuals who will be allowed to administer controlled substances for animal euthanasia shall be provided by a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine currently licensed in this state; and

(a) May include both lecture and self-study instruction and clinical experience; and

(b) Provide that, at a minimum, the individual demonstrates competency to:

(A) Give inter-cardial, intraperitoneal, and intravenous injections;

(B) Make a positive determination of death;

(C) Handle animals properly in order to ease trauma and stress; and

(D) Accurately document all information required for record keeping.

(3) Proficiency may be shown by completion of a self-assessment program. The designated veterinarian shall endorse the proficiency of trainees.

(4) Documentation of training must be retained at any site practicing euthanasia on animals and must be made available to the Board upon request

Stat. Auth.: ORS 475 & 689.205

Stats. Implemented: ORS 689.151 & 689.155

Hist.: BP 6-2011(Temp), f. 10-20-11, cert. ef. 10-31-11 thru 4-27-12

Notes
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