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Health and Safety Code - HSC


  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1939, Ch. 60. )

CHAPTER 5. Regulation of Use of Animals in Diagnostic Procedures and Medical Research [1650 - 1677]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1750. )

ARTICLE 2. Administration and Regulation [1660 - 1662]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1750. )


The department shall make and promulgate, and may thereafter modify, amend or rescind, reasonable rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this chapter, including the control of the humane use of animals for the diagnosis and treatment of human and animal diseases, for research in the advancement of veterinary, dental, medical and biologic sciences, for research in animal and human nutrition, and for the testing and diagnosis, improvement and standardization of laboratory specimens, biologic products, pharmaceuticals and drugs. Such rules and regulations shall include requirements for satisfactory shelter, food, sanitation, record keeping, and for the humane treatment of animals by persons authorized by the board to raise, keep or to use animals under the provision of this chapter. The department shall not make or promulgate any rule compelling the delivery of animals for the purpose of research, demonstration, diagnosis, or experimentation.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1750.)


The provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, shall be applicable to all the rules and regulations promulgated by the department under this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 101, Sec. 105.)


The department is hereby authorized to inspect any premises or property on or in which animals are kept for experimental or diagnostic purposes, for the purpose of investigation of compliance with the rules and regulations adopted hereunder. Such inspection or other method of control shall be enforced only by employees of the department and such power and authority may not be delegated to any other persons or agency.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 1750.)

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