It's time to register for NABR's next webinar! Join us on Tuesday, November 18 for our latest exclusive presentation, Should You Update Your Inspection Management Process?
Never has it been more important to have in place an effective process for managing and documenting inspections. Animal rights groups have been using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to obtain institutional correspondence with NIH’s Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW). Such correspondence often includes issues that were self-reported to OLAW, yet not cited during a previous USDA inspection. One group, in particular, has been requesting that the USDA re-inspect institutions and issue citations for the items that were self-reported to OLAW.
These requests have resulted in USDA citations for issues that were previously deemed to have been appropriately addressed by OLAW. In addition, recent changes to the USDA appeal process set a finite time limit for filing an appeal, which requires that your institutions have in place an efficient process for responding to USDA inspection reports if you believe you were incorrectly cited.
This webinar will review the current use of information self-reported to OLAW, make suggestions for managing the inspection process to deal with the possibility of re-inspections, and discuss what steps should to be taken to effectively file an appeal in light of the new USDA appeal process.
Click here to reserve your spot to join us on November 18, 2014!
Webinar participants will be provided with a Certificate of Attendance upon request.
*This webinar is a complimentary service for NABR member institutions. An unlimited number of interested participants from each member institution may register free of charge. Interested participants from non-member institutions must be pre-approved and will be charged a per-person access fee of $279. All major credit cards are accepted. You will be contacted for payment upon registration. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.