IMPORTANT POLICY UPDATE!

09/13/2022

OLAW WAIVERS FOR SEMIANNUAL FACILITY INSPECTIONS DUE TO COVID-19 EXPIRE OCTOBER 1, 2022

Effective October 1, 2022, OLAW will no longer be accepting requests to temporarily waive semiannual animal facility inspections due to COVID-19. PHS Policy (IV.B.2.) requires inspections, at least once every six months (plus 30 days), of all institutional animal facilities. Existing OLAW-approved waivers due to COVID-19 will also expire on October 1, 2022. All Assured institutions, including those with expiring waivers, will be expected to conduct semiannual facility inspections as scheduled and required by the PHS Policy. Please see NOT-OD-22-207 for additional details.

Institutions are encouraged to implement or continue using the flexibilities described on OLAW’s Disaster Planning and Response Resources webpage and in NOT-OD-21-164 of the Semiannual Facility Inspections webpage.

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