Kathy Heivilin, BS, CPIA, RBP
IACUC Vice Chair, Senior IACUC Manager
UM Biosafety Officer
Date adopted: October 4, 2005
Last Review Date: September 11, 2020
The Public Health Service [(PHS), PHS policy IV.B.1-8] and the United States Department of Agriculture [(USDA), Title 9, chapter 1, subchapter A-Animal Welfare] mandate that the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) review the institutional program for the humane care and use of animals and inspect the physical facilities, including satellite facilities, study areas, and areas where surgical manipulations are performed, at least once every 6 months. The PHS and USDA policies require the use of The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and title 9, chapter 1, subchapter A-Animal Welfare, respectively, as standards for evaluation.
A report of the findings of semiannual IACUC program reviews and facility inspections must be reviewed and approved, minority opinions noted, and a reasonable and specific plan and schedule for correction of deficiencies established by the IACUC. A copy of the final reports must be provided to the Institutional Official.
schedule for correction of deficiencies and to include this information in the
report to the IO.
within the scheduled plan.
and other involved parties in setting reasonable and specific plans for corrections
of all deficiencies.
days of the report to the IO.
of the report to the IO.
be documented in the corrections plan and justified in the report to the IO.
Animal Welfare (OLAW) any serious or continuing noncompliance with the PHS
Policy or any serious deviation from the provisions of the Guide.
report this information to the IACUC on a monthly basis until all deficiencies have
the USDA (APHIS) and any federal funding agency supporting the activity must be
notified by the IACUC, through the IO, within 15 business days of the lapsed