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AB-889 Animal research.(2019-2020)



SEC. 2.SECTION 1.

 Section 1651 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1651.
 The State Department of Health Services shall administer the provisions of this chapter.
(a)  The State Department of Public Health shall administer the provisions of this chapter.  Every provision of this chapter shall be liberally construed to protect the interests of all persons and animals affected.
(b) As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply:
As (1)   used in this chapter, “person” includes:  A “person” includes a  laboratory, firm, association, corporation, copartnership, and or  educational institution.
As (2)   used in this chapter,  The  “board” or “department” means the State Department of Health Services. Public Health. 
(3) An “animal” means a live vertebrate nonhuman animal kept or used by a person for the purposes described in this chapter.

SEC. 3.SEC. 2.

 Section 1666 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1666.
 No A  person shall not  keep or use animals for diagnostic purposes, education education,  or research unless approved by the board. department. 

SEC. 3.

 Section 1667 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

1667.
 (a) The department shall prescribe the rules under which approval shall be granted pursuant to Section 1666, including the standards regarding the care and treatment of animals employed.
(b) A person desiring approval to use animals for the purposes covered by this chapter shall make application to the department for approval on forms provided by the department.
(c)  The board shall prescribe the rules under which approval shall be granted including the standards regarding the care and treatment of such animals employed. Any person desiring approval to use animals for the purposes covered by this chapter shall make application to the department for such approval on forms provided by the department. The board  department  shall grant approval on forms provided by the department to any person who has made application in accordance with the provisions of this article and who is found to be in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the board. Any person keeping or using animals under the provisions of this chapter shall display in a prominent place the certificate of approval granted for such purpose. Such approval shall remain in effect for one fiscal year if not revoked by the board. If the board does not within ninety (90) days after the filing of this application grant approval it shall state the grounds and reasons for its refusal in writing, serving a copy upon the applicant, the notice may be served by registered mail addressed to the applicant at his last known address. department. 
(d) A person keeping or using animals under the provisions of this chapter shall display in a prominent place the certificate of approval granted
(e) Approval under this section shall remain in effect for one fiscal year if not revoked by the department.
(f) If the department does not grant approval within ninety (90) days after the filing of this application, the department shall state the grounds and reasons for its refusal in writing, serving a copy upon the applicant. The notice may be served by registered mail addressed to the applicant at the applicant’s last known address.

SEC. 4.

 Section 1671 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1671.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 1669, a person using an animal for diagnostic purposes, education, or research shall submit to the department, on forms approved by the department, all of the following information for the previous calendar year:
(1) The species of animals used or kept.
(2) The total number of animals per species in each of the following categories of pain and distress:
(A) Animals upon which teaching, research, experiments, or tests were conducted involving no pain, distress, or use of pain-relieving drugs, including routine procedures such as injections, tattooing, or blood sampling.
(B) Animals upon which teaching, experiments, research, surgery, or tests were conducted involving accompanying pain or distress to the animals and for which appropriate anesthetic, analgesic, or tranquilizing drugs were used.
(C) Animals upon which teaching, experiments, research, surgery, or tests were conducted involving accompanying pain or distress to the animals and for which the use of appropriate anesthetic, analgesic, or tranquilizing drugs would have adversely affected the procedures, results, or interpretation of the teaching, research, experiments, surgery, or tests.
(D) Animals that were bred, conditioned, or held for use in teaching, testing, experiments, research, or surgery but not yet used for such purposes.
(3) The total number of animals per species used for each of the following purposes:
(A) Studies of a fundamental nature in science relating to essential structures, functions, or disease processes.
(B) Research and development of treatments, products, or devices for human medicine and dentistry and for veterinary medicine, excluding toxicological and other safety evaluations described in subparagraph (C).
(C) Toxicological and other safety evaluations, including, but not limited to, safety evaluations of products and devices for human medicine, human dentistry, and veterinary medicine.
(D) Quality control of products and devices for human or veterinary medicine.
(E) Education and training of scientists or health care providers.
(F) Any other purpose not described in this paragraph, to be specified by the person providing the information required by this section.
(b) The information specified in subdivision (a) shall be submitted to the department on an annual basis and may be submitted at the same time as the application for approval required by Section 1667.

SEC. 5.

 Section 1671.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

1671.5.
 The department shall, to the extent permitted by law, make the information submitted to the department pursuant to Sections 1667 and 1671 available to the public in electronic format via the department’s internet website within 60 days of receiving the information.
SEC. 6.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.