The HMA IACUC adheres to the following:
Public Health Service Policy
It is the policy of the Public Health Service to require that research institutions establish and maintain proper measures to ensure appropriate care and use of all animals involved in research. This policy applies to all PHS-conducted or supported activities. Additionally, all research institutions are required to comply with the Animal Welfare Act.
Animal Welfare Act
The Act was passed by Congress in 1966 and amended in 1970, 1976, 1985, and 1990. The Act defines a minimum standard of care and treatment that must be provided for animals used in research. At HMS, the goal is to achieve and maintain a maximum standard of care for research animals.