DAR File No. 37842

This notice was published in the August 1, 2013, issue (Vol. 2013, No. 15) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Health, Disease Control and Prevention, Laboratory Services

Rule R438-13

Rules for the Certification of Institutions to Obtain Impounded Animals in the State of Utah

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 37842
Filed: 07/12/2013 01:26:40 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

This rule is authorized under Section 26-26-2 directing the Department to monitor institutions that obtain laboratory animals from impound facilities and ensure that these are proper research institutions with proper staffing, procedures, and policies related to such use.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The rule was last updated and reviewed in 2008. Since that time, the Department has not received any comments regarding this rule.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule provides a mechanism to monitor the use of impounded animals purchased by institutions for use in research laboratory settings. It also protects against abuse of the animals and protects the public health by preventing unauthorized trafficking of sick animals and the subsequent spreading of disease. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Disease Control and Prevention, Laboratory Services
4431 S 2700 W

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Robyn Atkinson at the above address, by phone at 801-965-2424, by FAX at 801-969-3704, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Authorized by:

David Patton, Executive Director



Additional Information

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2013/b20130801.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Robyn Atkinson at the above address, by phone at 801-965-2424, by FAX at 801-969-3704, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].