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(1) A certified euthanasia agency cannot operate unless:

(a) a license has been issued by the board;

(b) the licensee has a current DEA permit, including a DEA number; and

(c) the certified euthanasia agency has a designated attorney-in-fact.

(2) Certified euthanasia agencies must:

(a) have a designated area for euthanasia that can hold at least two people;

(b) maintain the euthanasia area in a clean and sanitary condition at all times;

(c) have bright, even light in the euthanasia area;

(d) have proper ventilation in the euthanasia area;

(e) have a table or work area for handling animals during euthanasia;

(f) have a designated surface or cabinet to store equipment;

(g) display the facility license and licenses of all licensed staff in a conspicuous place so they can be seen by members of the public. Personal addresses on licenses may be covered;

(h) have sufficient materials on-site for euthanasia, including, but not limited to:

(i) medical quality needles;

(ii) disposal container for used sharps as defined in 75-10-1003, MCA, that meets the requirements in 75-10-1005, MCA;

(iii) syringes;

(iv) first aid kit;

(v) electric clippers;

(vi) stethoscope;

(vii) humane restraint devices;

(viii) towels; and

(ix) disinfectant;

(i) comply with all state and federal laws pertaining to storage of approved euthanasia and restraint drugs; and

(j) comply with all state and federal laws pertaining to recordkeeping requirements for approved euthanasia and restraint drugs. 


History: 37-1-131, 37-18-202, 37-18-603, MCA; IMP, 37-1-131, 37-18-603, 37-18-604, MCA; NEW, 2020 MAR p. 1633, Eff. 8/29/20.

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