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General Assembly



February Session, 2008

LCO No. 5221



Offered by:


REP. URBAN, 43rd Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 5852

File No. 723

Cal. No. 199

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) No person shall use live animals for emergency medical or resuscitation training exercises, including, but not limited to, difficult airway management, needle decompression of pneumothorax or chest tube insertion. Alternative methods to the use of animals shall be used if such alternative methods produce scientifically valid or equivalent results to attain such training exercise objectives.

(b) A violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be a class A misdemeanor. "