4729.531 Limited license to animal shelters for use of drugs for euthanizing animals.

(A) The state board of pharmacy may issue a limited license to animal shelters solely for the purpose of purchasing, possessing, and administering combination drugs that contain pentobarbital and at least one noncontrolled substance ingredient, in a manufactured dosage form, whose only indication is for euthanizing animals, or other substances described in section 4729.532 of the Revised Code. No such license shall authorize or permit the distribution of these drugs to any person other than the originating wholesale distributor of the drugs. An application for licensure shall include the information the board requires by rule under this section. If the application meets the requirements of the rules adopted under this section, the board shall issue the license.

(B) The board, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, shall adopt any rules necessary to administer and enforce this section. The rules shall do all of the following:

(1) Require as a condition of licensure of the facility that an agent or employee of an animal shelter, other than a registered veterinary technician as defined in section 4741.01 of the Revised Code, has successfully completed a euthanasia technician certification course described in section 4729.532 of the Revised Code;

(2) Specify the information the animal shelter must provide the board for issuance or renewal of a license;

(3) Establish criteria for the board to use in determining whether to refuse to issue or renew, suspend, or revoke a license issued under this section;

(4) Address any other matters the board considers necessary or appropriate for the administration and enforcement of this section.

Effective Date: 06-29-1994