02 NCAC 52J .0401          ADOPTION BY REFERENCE

A person required to obtain a certificate of registration pursuant to G.S. 19A, Article 3 may use any method of euthanasia approved by the American Veterinary Medical Association ('AVMA'), and/or the Humane Society of the United States ('HSUS') which are hereby incorporated by reference, including subsequent amendments and editions. Copies of these documents may be obtained as follows:

(1)           AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia may be accessed at no cost on their website at

(2)           The HSUS Euthanasia Reference Manual can be accessed at no cost via the link:


History Note:        Authority G.S. 19A-24;

Eff. March 23, 2009;

Readopted Eff. September 1, 2022.