08.03.12.02

.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meaning indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Continuing education" means instruction, courses of instruction, study guides, or other materials determined by the Wildlife and Heritage Service to be necessary for a person to renew a permit allowing a person to rehabilitate wildlife.

(2) "Endangered species" means a species whose continued existence as a viable component of the State's flora or fauna is determined to be in jeopardy including any species determined to be an "endangered species" pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C. §§1531 —1543.

(3) "Facility" means equipment, housing, or other shelter used in, or necessary for, the rehabilitation of wildlife.

(4) "Federal permit" means a permit for the rehabilitation of migratory birds issued by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

(5) "Nonreleasable wildlife" means an animal that cannot be released because of a permanent injury, degenerative physical condition as a result of illness, or habituation to humans that would significantly reduce the chance of the animal surviving in the wild.

(6) "Rehabilitation" means providing care for orphaned, sick, or injured wildlife for the purpose of returning it to the wild.

(7) "Transport" means the act of a permittee, or agent of a permittee, causing or attempting to cause wildlife to be moved any place other than the premises of the permittee.

(8) "Volunteer" means an individual working under the authority of a wildlife rehabilitation permit to assist a wildlife rehabilitator either at the facility or transporting animals to the facility.

(9) "Skills checklist" means a form provided by the Department to the sponsor of an apprentice rehabilitator which describes levels of achievement sufficient to allow the Department to evaluate the application of the permittee.