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Standards for Federal Sanctuaries Adopted

November 5, 2008 • Posted in Project R&R News

On March 14, 2005, Project R&R, in collaboration with many of its advisory board member organizations as well as other organizations, submitted comments to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) regarding the “Proposed Rules on Standards of Care for Chimpanzees Held in the Federally Supported Chimpanzee Sanctuary System.”

On October 10, 2008, the DHHS’ drafted regulations for federal sanctuaries were accepted by NIH and published in the Federal Register (Vol. 73, No. 198). The finalized regulations will go into effect starting November, 10, 2008.

Read about Project R&R’s proposed standards that were accepted in the final NIH regulations.


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