-any serious or continuing noncompliance with PHS Policy (including the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals).
-any suspension of an activity by the IACUC.
Thus, if a deficiency is considered a significant one using by the IACUC and IO, consideration should be given as to whether it also qualifies as "any serious or continuing noncompliance with PHS Policy." For assistance, contact the Chief VMO for the VA (Michael.email@example.com). Remember that the CVMO must be copied on all correspondence regarding animal compliance issues.
Question: Where can I get a clean copy of this form?
Answer: Go to the "Animal Research" documents/references link at www.researchtraining.org for a copy you can download.
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