Section 4729.534 | Chemical capture - certified officers; curricula; immunity.
(A) As used in this section, "companion animal" has the same meaning as in section 959.131 of the Revised Code.
(B) An individual is considered a certified officer if the individual does one of the following:
(1) Successfully completes a chemical capture course that has a curriculum approved in accordance with division (C) of this section;
(2) Successfully completes training acceptable to the state veterinary medical licensing board from the national animal control association or safe capture international, inc.
(C) To be approved as a chemical capture curriculum for purposes of division (B)(1) of this section, a curriculum shall include all of the following topics:
(1) The pharmacology, proper administration, storage, and recordkeeping of drugs used in chemical capture;
(2) Federal and state laws regulating the storage and accountability of drugs used in chemical capture;
(3) Chemical capture technology, animal behavior, postimmobilization procedures, proper public and personnel safety, and marksmanship training;
(4) Any other topic specified by the state veterinary medical licensing board.
(D) In a civil action, a certified officer is immune from liability for any harm the officer causes to a companion animal, livestock, or a wild animal if the officer is acting within the scope of the officer's employment and is in compliance with rules established under division (E) of section 4729.533 of the Revised Code.
Available Versions of this Section
- March 31, 2021 – Enacted by House Bill 24, 133rd General Assembly [ View March 31, 2021 Version ]