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15.14.04.00.htm 15.14.04.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 14 BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS Chapter 04 Animal Control Facility Licenses Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-304, 2-305, and 2-310.1, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.14.04.01.htm 15.14.04.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to establish the:. A. Terms and conditions under which an:. 1) Animal control facility license may be issued by the Board to an owner of an animal control facility;2) Individual qualifies as an authorized employee of an animal control facility;. 3) Authorized employee of an animal control facility is allowed to administer controlled dangerous substances required to humanely sedate, euthanize, or sedate and euthanize i
15.14.04.02.htm 15.14.04.02. 02 Scope.. This chapter applies to all humane societies and county or municipal designated animal shelters in the State that use controlled dangerous substances.
15.14.04.03.htm 15.14.04.03. 03 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Animal control facility" means a humane society or a county or municipal designated animal shelter.2) "Authorized employee" means an individual who takes direction from a responsible individual and has obtained Board-approved training in the use and handling of controlled dangerous substances as set forth in this chapter.
15.14.04.04.htm 15.14.04.04. 04 Requirements.. A. A person applying for a license shall obtain, complete, and submit licensing applications and fees as set forth in this chapter.B. A licensee shall comply with:. 1) The inspection requirements by the Board or the Board's designee set forth in this chapter;. 2) The applicable training requirements as required in this chapter; and. 3) Criminal Law Article, Title 5, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland, and regulations promulgated under it.
15.14.04.05.htm 15.14.04.05. 05 Licensing.. A. Requirement.. 1) A person may not operate an animal control facility to administer controlled dangerous substances without an animal control facility license issued by the Board.2) A person shall obtain a license for each separate location of an animal control facility.. B. Duration and Licensing Period.. 1) The licensing year for an animal control facility is July 1 through June 30.. 2) The Board may not issue an initial animal control facility license that
15.14.04.06.htm 15.14.04.06. 06 Responsible Individual.. A. Requirement. An animal control facility shall designate an individual as the responsible individual.B. Eligibility and Qualifications.. 1) A responsible individual is an individual who:. a) Is 21 years old or older;. b) Is formally designated by the owner or the board of directors as the responsible individual to obtain controlled dangerous substances for the animal shelter; andc) Within 10 years of the date the individual was designated as the respons
15.14.04.07.htm 15.14.04.07. 07 Authorized Employee ― Duties and Responsibilities.. An authorized employee shall:. A. Meet the training requirements set forth in this chapter;. B. Follow the animal control procedures established and maintained by the owner or responsible individual;C. Use controlled dangerous substances only as directed by the responsible individual;. D. Document the use of controlled dangerous substances as set forth in this chapter; and. E. Immediately report any discrepancies in the con
15.14.04.08.htm 15.14.04.08. 08 Controlled Dangerous Substances ― Registration Requirement.. Before a responsible individual may purchase controlled dangerous substances as an agent of the animal control facility, the animal control facility shall obtain and maintain CDS registration certificates from both the:A. MDH Division of Drug Control; and. B. Federal DEA..
15.14.04.09.htm 15.14.04.09. 09 Training Requirements.. A. An approved euthanasia training course shall include, but not be limited to, the following topics:1) Anatomy;. 2) Humane methods of euthanasia;. 3) Euthanizing wild or feral animals;. 4) Administering sedatives; and. 5) Verification of death.. B. The following organizations offer a Board-approved euthanasia course:. 1) The American Humane Association;. 2) National Animal Control Association; and. 3) The Professional Animal Workers of Maryland (PAWS).
15.14.04.10.htm 15.14.04.10. 10 Quality Standards.. A. An owner licensed under this chapter shall ensure that:. 1) A drug is not used beyond its stated expiration date;. 2) Outdated drugs are labeled as such and are kept in a separate place within a securely locked safe until they can be disposed of properly;3) Drug container labels are not:. a) Changed;. b) Removed; or. c) Altered;. 4) Needles and syringes used by the animal control facility are:. a) Of medical quality;.
15.14.04.11.htm 15.14.04.11. 11 Animal Control Record Keeping.. An owner licensed under this chapter shall ensure that:. A. Proper records of all animal control activities that involve the use of drugs are created and maintained;B. A record of drugs used for animal control purposes received and used by an animal control facility are kept in a consecutively numbered bound book and meet the requirements of COMAR 10.19.03, including, but are not limited to:1) Inventory of all drug receipts;.
15.14.04.12.htm 15.14.04.12. 12 Training Substantiation.. A. An owner shall keep an accurate record of an employee's approved training courses.. B. The Board may request verification from an authorized employee or responsible individual concerning the employee's attendance at a Board-approved training course.
15.14.04.13.htm 15.14.04.13. 13 Penalties.. A. After giving an owner notice and an opportunity to be heard, the Board may impose a civil penalty instead of, or in addition to, suspending or revoking an animal control facility license if:1) The owner or responsible individual fails to comply with the Board's requirements set forth in this chapter; or2) The owner fails to either:. a) Pay the annual fee required under Regulation .06 of this chapter; or.
15.14.04.9999.htm 15.14.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: April 30, 1975 (2:9 Md. R. 678). Chapter revised effective August 3, 1992 (19:15 Md. R. 1393). Regulation .10 amended effective March 29, 1993 (20:6 Md. R. 584). Regulation 10 amended as an emergency provision effective May 24, 2004 (31:12 Md. R. 908) amended permanently effective September 13, 2004 (31:18 Md. R. 1351) ―Chapter, Issuance of Permits for the Use of Sodium Pentobarbital, repealed and new Chapter, Animal C
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