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VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINING BOARD

 

DIVISION 40

CERTIFIED EUTHANASIA TECHNICIANS (CETs)

875-040-0000

Certified Euthanasia Technicians (CETs)

No person not licensed as a veterinarian shall perform euthanasia or administer sodium pentobarbital unless the person is certified by the Board. CETs shall administer euthanasia in conformance with the 2010 Association of Shelter Veterinarians (SVA) Guidelines for Standards of Care in Animal Euthanasia for small animals and the 2011 American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines on Euthanasia for large animals. Under ORS 609.405, lethal injection of sodium pentobarbital is the only approved method for the euthanasia of dogs and cats by an animal control agency, humane society or subcontractor thereof.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 475; 686.110, 120, 130,132, 150 & 160
Hist.: VMEB 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

875-040-0010

Certification of Technicians

(1) In order for a person to become a Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET), the person must:

(a) Be an employee or a volunteer at a humane society, animal control agency or animal holding facility (agency);

(b) Complete Board-approved training;

(c) Pay an annual certification fee of $25.00.

(2) Upon separation from an agency, a CET may not euthanize animals until the person is employed by or a volunteer at another agency, and the agency has notified the Board. Certificates are valid only for the agency at which the person is currently working.

(3) If a CET is reemployed or volunteers again within 18 months of last certification, the agency may apply to the Board for reactivation of the person’s certification. After an 18-month lapse in certification, the person must become recertified as described in (1).

(4) All certifications expire on October 31st of each year.

(5) The Board may suspend, revoke or discipline a CET holder for failure to comply with any part of OAR chapter 875 or Board of Pharmacy Rules (OAR chapter 855).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 475 & 686
Hist.: VMEB 2-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

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