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Section 4729.533 | Chemical capture classification to limited license.


(A) As used in this section and sections 4729.534 and 4729.535 of the Revised Code, "certified officer" and "chemical capture" have the same meanings as in section 955.151 of the Revised Code.

(B) Upon application of an animal shelter or county dog warden that holds a limited license issued under section 4729.531 of the Revised Code, the state board of pharmacy may grant a chemical capture classification to the limited license. The classification permits the holder to purchase, possess, and administer a combination of drugs for chemical capture. Unless otherwise approved by the board, no such classification shall authorize or permit the distribution of these drugs to any person other than the originating wholesale distributor of the drugs.

(C) To qualify for a chemical capture classification under this section, an applicant shall appoint or employ a certified officer.

(D) If an applicant meets the requirements of this section and rules adopted under it, the board shall grant the classification. The board may suspend or revoke a classification or refuse to issue or renew a classification for any violation of this section, section 4729.535 of the Revised Code, or rules adopted under this section.

(E) The state board of pharmacy, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code and in consultation with the state veterinary medical licensing board, shall adopt rules that do all of the following:

(1) Specify the information an applicant must provide for issuance or renewal of a chemical capture classification;

(2) Specify all of the following:

(a) The drugs to be used in chemical capture;

(b) The proper storage, administration, and use of approved drugs;

(c) The proper storage, maintenance, and use of instruments and equipment used in chemical capture;

(d) The proper disposal of instruments used in chemical capture.

(3) Establish criteria for all of the following:

(a) Determining when chemical capture is appropriate;

(b) The care of a companion animal immediately upon capture;

(c) Recordkeeping for the drugs used and actions taken during a chemical capture.

(4) Address any other matters the board considers necessary or appropriate for administration and enforcement of this section and sections 4729.534 and 4729.535 of the Revised Code.

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