(g) “Individual” means an animal control officer; law enforcement officer; a person who is
under contract with an animal control shelter or an animal protection shelter; or a person who
is currently employed by an animal control shelter, an animal protection shelter, or a class B
dealer, as used in these rules and section 7333(9) to (19) of the code, MCL 333.7333.
(h) “Sedation” of an animal means a state of central nervous system depression caused by
the administration of an animal tranquilizer in which the animal is awake but calm, and with
sufficient stimuli may be aroused. Sedation of an animal must be accompanied by the
additional use of an anesthetic agent inducing unconsciousness in the animal before euthanasia
via intracardiac injection is allowed.
(2) Unless otherwise defined in the rules, the terms defined in the code have the same
meaning when used in these rules.
PART 2. ANIMAL EUTHANASIA
R 338.3502 Animal euthanasia; animal control shelters, animal protection shelters, class B
dealers; authorization to apply for permit.
Rule 2. (1) An animal control shelter, animal protection shelter, or a class b dealer, may
apply for a permit to buy, possess, store, handle, and administer animal tranquilizers in
addition to xylazine hydrochloride for pre-euthanasia sedation or a commercially prepared,
pre-mixed solution of sodium pentobarbital to practice euthanasia on animals pursuant to the
training required in R 338.3507.
(2) Beginning no later than January 1, 2022, an animal control shelter, animal protection
shelter, and class B dealer shall meet the training requirements in R 338.3507 in order to
administer an animal tranquilizer for pre-euthanasia sedation or a commercially prepared,
premixed solution of sodium pentobarbital to perform euthanasia on animals.
R 338.3503 Animal euthanasia; application for permit.
Rule 3. (1) An animal control shelter, animal protection shelter, or class B dealer shall apply
to the department for a permit under R 338.3502, on a form provided by the department,
together with the requisite fee, which shall contain all of the following information:
(a) The name, address, and MDARD registration number of the animal control shelter,
animal protection shelter, or the USDA license number of the class B dealer.
(b) The name, address, and biographical data of the individual who is in charge of the day-
to-day operation of the animal control shelter, animal protection shelter, or class B dealer and
who is responsible for the storage and recordkeeping of the commercially prepared, pre-
mixed solution of sodium pentobarbital and animal tranquilizers.
(c) The name, address, and biographical data of the individual responsible for designating
employees who will practice euthanasia pursuant to the code.
(d) The name of the veterinarian who trained each individual.
(e) Beginning no later than January 1, 2022, or earlier, if a class B dealer chooses to
administer an animal tranquilizer for pre-euthanasia sedation before that date, a class B
dealer shall submit both of the following:
(i) The name and address of the class B dealer or an employee of the class B dealer and
documentation from the trainer that he or she has completed the training required in R