Section 930-X-1-.38 - Rules Of Professional Conduct For Certified Euthanasia Technicians/Grounds For Discipline (Alabama Administrative Code)

§ 930-X-1-.38. Rules Of Professional Conduct For Certified Euthanasia Technicians/Grounds For Discipline

(1) The following conduct is unprofessional and violates Article 6 of the Alabama Veterinary Practice Act and is grounds for discipline by the board.

(a) Failure to effectively carry out the duties of a Certified Euthanasia Technician;

(b) Abuse of any chemical substance, including;

(i) Personally using any addictive or controlled substance;

(ii) Selling or otherwise providing other people with any addictive or controlled substance;

(iii) Stealing or otherwise illegally procuring any addictive or controlled substance;

(iv) Aiding or abetting anyone in any of the foregoing activities;

(c) The exercising of fraud or misrepresentation or deception in obtaining certification as a euthanasia technician;

(d) Conviction of a felony; conviction of any offense punishable by incarceration in either a state or federal penitentiary; or conviction of any other criminal act that in any way reflects negatively on other euthanasia technicians. A copy of the record of conviction, certified by the clerk of the court entering the conviction, shall be conclusive evidence of such punishment;

(e) Failure to follow proper record keeping procedures as outlined and required by the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (ASBVME);

(f) Failure to maintain and store equipment as outlined and required by the ASBVME;

(g) Failure to properly secure, store and record the use of restraint drugs and approved controlled substance preparations as required by the ASBVME and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA);

(h) Representing ones self to the public as a licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or as a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT);

(i) Allowing anyone else to use your status as a euthanasia technician to represent themselves as a euthanasia technician;

(j) Utilizing drugs approved for animal euthanasia for purposes other than to accomplish animal euthanasia or using approved euthanasia drugs contrary to the manufacturers label instructions;

(k) Violation of any federal or state law relating to the administration, prescribing or dispensing of controlled substances;

(l) Engaging in unethical or unprofessional conduct, including but not limited to the following;

(i) Working in conjunction with any agency or person illegally practicing as a euthanasia technician; aiding or abetting a person practicing as a euthanasia technician without ASBVME certification;

(ii) Failing to provide sanitary facilities or to employ unsanitary procedures in performing animal euthanasia;

(iii) Performing euthanasia of animals in a manner that endangers the health and welfare of the public;

(iv) Demonstrating incapacity or incompetence to perform as a euthanasia technician;

(v) Being unable to practice as a euthanasia technician with reasonable skill and safety because of the use of drugs, alcohol, narcotics, chemicals or as a result of any mental or physical condition;

(vi) Gross negligence or malpractice in the performance of duties, tasks and functions assigned to euthanasia technicians;

(vii) Cruelty to animals;

(viii) Swearing falsely in any testimony or affidavit relating to practicing as a euthanasia technician;

(m) Failure of a euthanasia technician to annually renew certification and pay the annual certification fee;

(n) Failure of a euthanasia technician to satisfy the annual continuing requirement for re-certification.

(New Rule: Filed January 10, 2007; effective February 14, 2007.)

Author: Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-29-69.

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