|Passed by the House April 21, 2003|
Speaker of the House of Representatives
Passed by the Senate April 11, 2003
President of the Senate
I, Cynthia Zehnder, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1144 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.
Governor of the State of Washington
Secretary of State
State of Washington
|State of Washington||58th Legislature||2003 Regular Session|
Read first time 01/20/2003. Referred to Committee on Fisheries, Ecology & Parks.
AN ACT Relating to the use of controlled substances by the department of fish and wildlife; adding a new section to chapter 69.50 RCW; and creating a new section.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
NEW SECTION. Sec. 1 The legislature finds that the department of
fish and wildlife is responsible for the proper management of the
state's diverse wildlife resources. Wildlife management often requires
the department of fish and wildlife to immobilize individual animals in
order for the animals to be moved, treated, examined, or for other
legitimate purposes. The legislature finds that it is often necessary
for the department to use certain controlled substances to accomplish
these purposes. Therefore, the legislature finds that the department
of fish and wildlife, in coordination with the board of pharmacy, must
be enabled to use approved controlled substances in order to accomplish
its legitimate wildlife management goals.
NEW SECTION. Sec. 2 A new section is added to chapter 69.50 RCW
to read as follows:
The department of fish and wildlife may apply to the department of health for registration pursuant to the applicable provisions of this chapter to purchase, possess, and administer controlled substances for use in chemical capture programs. The department of fish and wildlife must not permit a person to administer controlled substances unless the person has demonstrated adequate knowledge of the potential hazards and proper techniques to be used in administering controlled substances.
The department of health may issue a limited registration to carry out the provisions of this section. The board may adopt rules to ensure strict compliance with the provisions of this section. The board, in consultation with the department of fish and wildlife, must by rule add or remove additional controlled substances for use in chemical capture programs. The board shall suspend or revoke registration upon determination that the person administering controlled substances has not demonstrated adequate knowledge as required by this section. This authority is granted in addition to any other power to suspend or revoke registration as provided by law.