Decoding Compliance: What You Need to Know about Controlled Drugs and Premises Permits Webinar

Your exclusive gateway to unlocking crucial insights, empowering you to address challenges and navigate the intricate landscape of drug and premises permit regulations.

The goal of this course is to simplify, distill, and deliver the essential knowledge you need to address challenges and navigate the intricate landscape of drug and premises permit regulations.

We’ll cover:

Understanding Legal Dynamics: Gain valuable access to the inner workings of the legal landscape governing medical and euthanasia services in shelters. Discover the transformative impact of understanding the agencies that impact the type and quality of care you provide.

Decoding Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) & Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) Roles: Untangle regulations around controlled substances, enhance your understanding of premises permits, and gain insight into the role of premises permit holders, with a focus on compliance.

•Strengthen Your Team: Gain insights into the diverse roles of licensed and unlicensed staff in delivering top-tier medical care within shelters. Equip your team with knowledge that will directly amplify care quality.

•Facilitate Access to Medical Care in Shelters: Explore actionable solutions! Master the art of collaboration with regulatory agencies, opening pathways for advanced medical care for animals in your shelter and in your community.

Continuing Education Credits

This short course has been approved for 2  Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) continuing education credit by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA) and by National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA). 

This course has been approved for 2 hours of RACE continuing education credit until 9/25/2025 in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. Upon completing the course and passing the quiz, upload your certificate to This is the broker used by the AAVSB to track your continuing education credits.

Please contact if you have any questions or concerns about this course.

Shelter PALS Legal Series Discussion Group

You can also join the discussion about these concepts over on Maddie’s® Pet Forum in the Shelter PALS Legal Series Discussion Group.

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