PHS Guidance- Ex Officio Status Of Veterinarian

From: OLAW Staff. Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. ILAR News 35(3-4):47-49, Summer/Fall, 1993.

“4. Does the PHS Policy place any proscriptions on filling the positions of IO, attending veterinarian, and IACUC Chairperson with the same individual?

… the intent of the PHS Policy is to provide levels of responsibility and authority within institutions which would provide an optimal environment for its implementation. Hence, the attending veterinarian, as the only member appointed by virtue of position, serves on the IACUC under the IACUC Chairperson, with the later reporting directly to the IO. This arrangement, however, should not preclude the veterinarian from performing the appropriate management and administrative functions as the institutional veterinarian with direct access to (and preferably reporting channels to) the IO.”

See the source document in HTML: ILAR News 35(3-4) 1993 Frequently Asked Questions.html