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      RS 37:1552     


§1552.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter, the following words have the meaning ascribed to them in this Section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

(1)  "Board" means the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine.

(2)  "Certificate of approval" means a certificate issued by the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine to a certified animal euthanasia technician.

(3)  "Certified animal euthanasia technician" or "CAET" means a person who is instructed in a board-approved program in the proper methods of humanely euthanizing animals by injecting legal drugs in accordance with rules adopted by the board, in proper security precautions, in proper recordkeeping, and related skills, and who has been issued a certificate of approval by the board.

(4)  "Lead CAET" means a CAET who is:

(a)  Designated in documents submitted to the board as the CAET at a designated site responsible for maintaining the security of those controlled substances in accordance with rules adopted by the board for the sole purpose of restraining, capturing, and euthanizing animals, including records relating to controlled substances and drugs, in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

(b)  Licensed and in good standing with the state controlled dangerous substances program and registered and in good standing with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

(c)  Trained in a board-approved chemical capture training course.

(5)  "Sodium pentobarbital" means a compound prepared or purchased solely as an euthanasia solution at a minimum strength of six grains per milliliter.

Acts 1987, No. 225, §1; Acts 1995, No. 73, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1369, §1.

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