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Oregon Bulletin

August 1, 2012

Veterinary Medical Examining Board, Chapter 875

Rule Caption: Reestablishes Board’s authority to license and regulate Certified Euthanasia Technicians (CETs).

Adm. Order No.: VMEB 1-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-25-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-25-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Amended: 875-005-0005, 875-040-0000

Subject: Reestablishes Board’s authority to license and regulate Certified Euthanasia Technicians (CETs).

Rules Coordinator: Lori V. Makinen—(971) 673-0224

875-005-0005

Definitions

(1) “Agency”: Any animal control department, humane society, or facility which contracts with a public agency or arranges to provide animal sheltering services and is registered by the Oregon State Board of Pharmacy.

(2) “Board”: The Oregon State Veterinary Medical Examining Board.

(3) “Board of Pharmacy”: The Oregon State Board of Pharmacy.

(4) “Certified Euthanasia Technician or “CET”: A person who is employed by or a volunteer at a humane society, animal control agency or animal holding facility (agency); and who is certified by the Board pursuant to ORS 475.190(4); and who has met the provisions of 875-040-0010 (1). Any person who was trained prior to October 15, 1983 in euthanasia methods, in the course provided by Multnomah County Animal Control and the Oregon Humane Society, and who has been subsequently certified by the Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 686.210
Stats. Implemented: ORS 475.190, 609.405, 686.130, 686.255 & 686.510
Hist.: VMEB 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-8-06; VMEB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-11-06; VMEB 1-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08; VMEB 6-2008, f. & cert. ef. 5-21-08; VMEB 7-2008, f. & cert. ef. 7-22-08; VMEB 5-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-12-11 thru 6-9-12; Administrative correction, 6-27-12; VMEB 1-2012, f. & cert. ef. 6-25-12

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


 

Rule Caption: Defines licensing eligibility requirements for Certified Euthanasia Technicians (CETs).

Adm. Order No.: VMEB 2-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 6-25-2012

Certified to be Effective: 6-25-12

Notice Publication Date: 4-1-2012

Rules Adopted: 875-040-0010

Subject: Defines licensing eligibility requirements for Certified Euthanasia Technicians (CETs).

Rules Coordinator: Lori V. Makinen—(971) 673-0224

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

Notes
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