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Sponsors: Reps. Dantzler and Scarborough
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Introduced in the House on March 31, 2005
Currently residing in the House Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/31/2005 House Introduced and read first time HJ-9 3/31/2005 House Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs HJ-10
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 47-3-420, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO METHODS OF EUTHANIZING ANIMALS, SO AS TO REMOVE BARBITURIC ACID DERIVATIVES FROM THE AUTHORIZED LIST OF METHODS FOR SUCH EUTHANASIA AND TO INCLUDE SCHEDULE II AND III CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE EUTHANASIA AGENTS, TO CONFORM PROVISIONS FOR THIS SECTION TO THESE REVISIONS, AND TO CLARIFY PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING AUTHORIZATION TO USE THESE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 47-3-420(A)(1) of the 1976 Code, as last amended by Act 293 of 2000, is further amended to read:
Barbituric acid derivatives Schedules II and III controlled substance euthanasia agents:
(a) intravenous or intracardial injection of a lethal solution;
(b) intraperitoneal injection of lethal solution when location of an injection into the vein is difficult or impossible;
oral ingestion of powdered barbituric acid derivatives in capsules mixed with food or by manual administration of a solution;
(d) intravenous injection of these solutions must be specifically injected according to the directions of the manufacturers for intravenous injections;
(e)(d) intracardial injection of these solutions must only be administered if the animal has been tranquilized with an approved, humane substance and the animal, at the time of the intracardial injection, is anesthetized or comatose;
(f)(e) the solutions may not be administered via intraperitoneal, intrathoracic, intrapulmonary, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intrarenal, intrasplenic, or intrathecal routes or in any other nonvascular injection route except as provided above;
(g)(f) administration of injections must be done only by a licensed veterinarian or by a euthanasia technician or Department of Natural Resources employee, trained and certified for this purpose in a euthanasia training class taught by a licensed South Carolina veterinarian, which must include training in tranquilizing animals. A person certified pursuant to this subitem must continue to maintain his or her proficiency by successfully completing a training course taught by a licensed South Carolina veterinarian every five years;
(h)(g) all injections must be administered using an undamaged hypodermic needle of a size suitable for the size and species of animal;
(i)(h) an animal shelter, governmental animal control agency, or the Department of Natural Resources (department) may obtain a barbituric acid derivative or tranquilizing agent by direct licensing. The animal shelter, governmental animal control agency, or department must apply for a Controlled Substance Registration Certificate from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and a State Controlled Substances Registration from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). If an animal shelter, governmental animal control agency, or the department is issued a certificate registrations by the DEA and a registration by DHEC pursuant to this subitem, the animal shelter, governmental animal control agency director, or his designee, may obtain and utilize schedules II and III controlled substance euthanasia agents. The animal shelter, governmental animal control agency director, or his designee, and the department's applicant are responsible , for maintaining their respective records regarding the security, inventory, storage, and administration of controlled substances. An animal shelter, a governmental animal control agency and its certified euthanasia technician, and the department and its certified employees are subject to inspection and audit by DHEC and the DEA regarding the security, recordkeeping, inventory, storage, and administration of controlled substances used under authority of this article."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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