Article 2. Administration And Regulation of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 2. >> Chapter 5. >> Article 2.
The department shall make and promulgate, and may thereafter
modify, amend or rescind, reasonable rules and regulations to carry
out the purposes of this chapter, including the control of the humane
use of animals for the diagnosis and treatment of human and animal
diseases, for research in the advancement of veterinary, dental,
medical and biologic sciences, for research in animal and human
nutrition, and for the testing and diagnosis, improvement and
standardization of laboratory specimens, biologic products,
pharmaceuticals and drugs. Such rules and regulations shall include
requirements for satisfactory shelter, food, sanitation, record
keeping, and for the humane treatment of animals by persons
authorized by the board to raise, keep or to use animals under the
provision of this chapter. The department shall not make or
promulgate any rule compelling the delivery of animals for the
purpose of research, demonstration, diagnosis, or experimentation.
The provisions of Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340)
of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, shall be
applicable to all the rules and regulations promulgated by the
department under this chapter.
The department is hereby authorized to inspect any premises
or property on or in which animals are kept for experimental or
diagnostic purposes, for the purpose of investigation of compliance
with the rules and regulations adopted hereunder. Such inspection or
other method of control shall be enforced only by employees of the
department and such power and authority may not be delegated to any
other persons or agency.