ARCHIVED - OLAW Policy & Guidance

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  • August 7, 2013: Grant and Contract Submission Requirements Regarding the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition
  • March 1, 2013: Implementation of the Updated AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition
  • October 12, 2007: Implementation of the Revised American Veterinary Medical Association Guidelines on Euthanasia 
  • July 13, 2004: Office of Extramural Research Notice Regarding Animal Welfare Documents Submitted to the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
  • August 7, 2002: (PDF - 40 KB): Change in PHS Policy Concerning Submission of IACUC Approval
  • July 17, 2002: Clarification Regarding Use of C02 for Euthanasia of Small Laboratory Animals
  • April 3, 2001: Implementation of the Revised AVMA Panel on Euthanasia Report
  • February 12, 2001: Guidance Regarding Administrative IACUC Issues (alternate IACUC members, IACUC review at collaborating institutions) and Efforts to Reduce Regulatory Burden
  • March 30, 2000 (PDF - 17 KB): Renaming of DAW/OPRR to Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • July 31 1996: Implementation of the 1996 revision of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • Jan 26 1996: Revision of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
  • Oct 14 1994: National Survey of Laboratory Animal Use, Facilities, and Resources
  • 1990: Assistance To Institutions In Complying With Reporting Requirements of The PHS Policy

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