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510 ILCS 72/5

    (510 ILCS 72/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. The following terms have the meanings indicated, unless the context requires otherwise:
    "Animal" means any bird, fish, reptile, or mammal other than man.
    "DEA" means the United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration.
    "Department" means the Department of Professional Regulation.
    "Director" means the Director of the Department of Professional Regulation.
    "Euthanasia agency" means an entity certified by the Department for the purpose of animal euthanasia that holds an animal control facility or animal shelter license under the Animal Welfare Act and that permits only euthanasia technicians or veterinarians to perform the euthanasia of animals.
    "Euthanasia drugs" means Schedule II or Schedule III substances (nonnarcotic controlled substances) as set forth in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act that are used by a euthanasia agency for the purpose of animal euthanasia.
    "Euthanasia technician" or "technician" means a person employed by a euthanasia agency or working under the direct supervision of a veterinarian and who is certified by the Department to administer euthanasia drugs to euthanize animals.
    "Veterinarian" means a person holding the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who is licensed under the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004.
(Source: P.A. 96-780, eff. 8-28-09.)