02 NCAC 52J .0408          TRAINERS

(a) Certified Euthanasia Technician training shall be provided by the Animal Welfare Section or by companies or individuals meeting the following criteria:

(1)           Possess working knowledge of euthanasia conducted according to this Section;

(2)           Have actual experience in euthanasia of animals;

(3)           Have experience training staff in euthanasia; and

(4)           Provide references from individuals or organizations previously trained.

(b)  Information taught shall conform to this Section and the guidelines set forth by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society of the United States or the American Humane Association.

(c)  Trainers shall disclose to their students and the Animal Welfare Section any affiliations with suppliers of equipment or supplies used in euthanasia.

(d)  The Animal Welfare Section may make unannounced audit of instruction and testing by trainers.

(e) Prior to providing euthanasia training leading to certification as a Euthanasia Technician, the person or company shall obtain approval before each class for its training program from the Animal Welfare Section.


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

Eff. March 23, 2009.