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PDFWAC 246-886-040

Training of personnel.

(1) Personnel of a registered humane society or animal control agency may administer approved legend drugs and sodium pentobarbital if the individual:
(a) Has been approved by the registered entity to administer these drugs; and
(b) Has completed a commission approved training program or training that is substantially equivalent.
(2) Application for approval of a training program must be submitted to the commission prior to the initiation of training.
(3) A training program must:
(a) Use a manual approved by the commission;
(b) Be at least four hours in length;
(c) Be taught by a licensed veterinarian or by a person who has completed an approved training program taught by a licensed veterinarian;
(d) Require both didactic and practical training in the use of both approved legend drugs and sodium pentobarbital;
(e) Require a passing score of no less than seventy-five percent on a final examination; and
(f) Include, but not be limited to, the following topics:
(i) Anatomy and physiology:
(A) Methods of euthanasia;
(B) Routes of drug administration;
(C) Use of sedatives;
(D) Drug dosing;
(E) Use of restraints; and
(F) Process and verification of death;
(ii) Pharmacology of the drugs;
(iii) Indications, contraindications, and adverse effects;
(iv) Human hazards;
(v) Disposal of medical waste (needles, syringes, etc.);
(vi) Recordkeeping and security requirements; and
(vii) Applicable federal and state laws and rules.
(4) Training programs shall retain a list of persons who have successfully completed the program for a minimum of two years.
(5) The commission shall maintain a registry of approved training programs and manuals. Interested persons may request a copy of the registry by contacting the commission.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005, 69.50.320, 69.41.080, and 2013 c 19. WSR 15-12-020, § 246-886-040, filed 5/22/15, effective 6/22/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 69.41.080, 69.50.310, and 18.64.005. WSR 12-21-118, § 246-886-040, filed 10/23/12, effective 11/23/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-886-040, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 91-04-056 (Order 140B), § 360-35-050, filed 2/4/91, effective 3/7/91.]
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