Legislation mandating additional
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and West Virginia all require sterilization or a promise to sterilize in order to adopt an animal from a pound, animal shelter, or pet animal rescue.
Some of these states require a monetary deposit to ensure future sterilization, and the majority of the states provide for certain exceptions.
While defining pharmacy practice and regulating the profession has primarily been left to the individual states based on the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution, the federal government regulates drug distribution through the Interstate Commerce Clause.
This regulation of drug distribution often results, either directly or indirectly, in the regulation of the profession of pharmacy as well.
Owners with older unneutered pets and newcomers to the city with animals will also be required to comply with the ordinance.Updated July 2013 This is a summary of state laws that AVMA is aware of that address spay and neuter of animals.While a number of states have proposed mandatory spay/neuter laws, there are currently no state laws requiring pet owners to sterilize their animals.AVMA has adopted spay/neuter policies relating to population control and the age of the animal at the time of the procedure.For almost 70 years, federal legislation has been impacting the practice of pharmacy.
For example, the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FDC) Act passed by Congress was done as a safety concern because of the deaths of over 100 individuals who consumed a drug product containing antifreeze.