SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL NO. 1115


                                                           AS AMENDED BY THE SENATE.


                                                                            C 242 L 89



State of Washington                               51st Legislature                              1989 Regular Session


By House Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development (originally sponsored by Representatives Zellinsky, Schmidt, Baugher, Pruitt, Sayan, Haugen, Scott, Vekich, Padden, Cooper and R. Meyers)



Read first time 2/10/89.



AN ACT Relating to legend drugs; and adding a new section to chapter 69.41 RCW.




          NEW SECTION.  Sec. 1.  A new section is added to chapter 69.41 RCW to read as follows:

          Humane societies and animal control agencies registered with the state board of pharmacy under chapter 69.50 RCW and authorized to euthanize animals may purchase, possess, and administer approved legend drugs for the sole purpose of sedating animals prior to euthanasia, when necessary, and for use in chemical capture programs.  For the purposes of this section, "approved legend drugs" means those legend drugs designated by the board by rule as being approved for use by such societies and agencies for animal sedating or capture and does not include any substance regulated under chapter 69.50 RCW.  Any society or agency so registered shall not permit persons to administer any legend drugs unless such person has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the board adequate knowledge of the potential hazards involved in and the proper techniques to be used in administering the drugs.

          The board shall promulgate rules to regulate the purchase, possession, and administration of legend drugs by such societies and agencies and to insure strict compliance with the provisions of this section.  Such rules shall require that the storage, inventory control, administration, and recordkeeping for approved legend drugs conform to the standards adopted by the board under chapter 69.50 RCW to regulate the use of controlled substances by such societies and agencies.  The  board may suspend or revoke a registration under chapter 69.50 RCW upon a determination by the board that the person administering legend drugs has not demonstrated adequate knowledge as herein provided.  This authority is granted in addition to any other power to suspend or revoke a registration as provided by law.

                                                                                                                           Passed the House April 17, 1989.


                                                                                                                                         Speaker of the House.


                                                                                                                           Passed the Senate April 10, 1989.


                                                                                                                                       President of the Senate.