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2010 Florida Statutes

SECTION 055
Sodium pentobarbital permits for use in euthanasia of domestic animals.
F.S. 828.055
828.055 Sodium pentobarbital; permits for use in euthanasia of domestic animals.
(1) The Board of Pharmacy shall adopt rules providing for the issuance of permits authorizing the purchase, possession, and use of sodium pentobarbital and sodium pentobarbital with lidocaine by county or municipal animal control agencies or humane societies registered with the Secretary of State for the purpose of euthanizing injured, sick, or abandoned domestic animals which are in their lawful possession. The rules shall set forth guidelines for the proper storage and handling of sodium pentobarbital and sodium pentobarbital with lidocaine and such other provisions as may be necessary to ensure that the drugs are used solely for the purpose set forth in this section. The rules shall also provide for an application fee not to exceed $50 and a biennial renewal fee not to exceed $50.
(2) Any county or municipal animal control agency or any humane society registered with the Secretary of State may apply to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation for a permit to purchase, possess, and use sodium pentobarbital or sodium pentobarbital with lidocaine pursuant to subsection (1). Upon certification by the board that the applicant meets the qualifications set forth in the rules, the department shall issue the permit.
(3) The board may revoke or suspend the permit upon a determination that the permittee is using sodium pentobarbital or sodium pentobarbital with lidocaine for any purpose other than that set forth in this section or if the permittee fails to follow the rules of the board regarding proper storage and handling.
History.s. 1, ch. 79-346; s. 35, ch. 82-225; s. 1, ch. 87-398; s. 249, ch. 94-218.
Note.Former s. 500.1518.