This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 9 September 1994, provide for a system whereby certain persons who are not veterinarians can be authorised to administer certain animal remedies used for the develvetting of deer.
From 1 August 1994 develvetting animal remedies were re-classified as class II prescription animal remedies under section 22A of the Animal Remedies Act 1967. This means that a develvetting animal remedy may be administered to an animal only—
Regulation 3 provides that any approved person who is a party to a contract with a veterinarian under which the veterinarian is bound to provide general supervision of the administration of develvetting animal remedies by that approved person may administer any develvetting animal remedy.
Regulation 4 provides that the Director-General may approve training programmes to provide training in the administration of develvetting animal remedies.
Regulation 5 provides for the revocation of approval of training programmes.
Regulation 6 provides that any person who has successfully completed an approved training programme may apply for a certificate of approval. A certificate of approval will not be issued unless the applicant, in addition to completing the approved training programme, has a contract with a veterinarian for the general supervision by the veterinarian of the administration of develvetting animal remedies by the applicant.
Regulation 7 provides for the expiration of certificates of approval.
Regulation 8 sets out the circumstances in which an application for a certificate of approval may be refused.
Regulation 9 sets out the circumstances in which an applicant who has completed an approved training programme may be required to undergo retraining.
Regulation 10 sets out the grounds on which a certificate of approval may be revoked. The grounds include the administration of a develvetting animal remedy otherwise than in accordance with these regulations, incompetence by the approved person, or the conviction of the approved person of any offence against the Animals Protection Act 1960.
Regulation 11 requires that develvetting animal remedies be kept locked away when not in use.
Regulation 12 requires every approved person to keep records of the develvetting animal remedies obtained or administered by the approved person.
Regulation 13 provides for the inspection, by inspectors under the Animal Remedies Act 1967, of develvetting animal remedies kept by approved persons and of records kept by approved persons in respect of develvetting remedies and their administration.
Regulation 14 prescribes the fees to be paid for applications under the regulations.
The fees prescribed are inclusive of goods and services tax.
Regulation 15 prescribes offences.
The Schedule to the regulations lists the develvetting animal remedies to which the regulations apply.
“veterinarian” were substituted for the words
“veterinary surgeons” and
“veterinary surgeon” , as from 2 July 2001, pursuant to section 110(2)(c) Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 (1997 No 87).
“Director-General” were substituted for the words
“Animal Remedies Board”, as from 2 July 2001, pursuant to section 110(2)(a) Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act 1997 (1997 No 87). See Part 8 (comprising sections 87 to 122) of that Act as to the transitional provisions. See clause 2 Agricultural Compounds and Veterinary Medicines Act Commencement Order 2001 (SR 2001/100).