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510 ILCS 72/10

    (510 ILCS 72/10)
    Sec. 10. Certification requirement, exemptions.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no person shall euthanize animals in an animal shelter or animal control facility without possessing a certificate issued by the Department under this Act.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as preventing a licensed veterinarian or an instructor during an approved course from humanely euthanizing animals in animal shelters or animal control facilities.
    (c) Nothing in this Act prevents a veterinarian who is employed by the Department of Agriculture, or any other person who is employed by the Department of Agriculture and acting under the supervision of such a veterinarian, from humanely euthanizing animals in the course of that employment.
    (d) Instructors or licensed veterinarians teaching humane euthanasia technicians are exempt from the certification process as long as they are currently licensed by another state as a euthanasia technician or as a veterinarian.
(Source: P.A. 96-780, eff. 8-28-09.)