Licensing of dogs. Wyoming Statutes Title 11 Chapter 31 Section 11-31-212. March 9, 2018, UPDATED THROUGH: Vaccines selected for immunizing dogs and cats shall be licensed as providing 3 year immunity. Dogs kept in kennels and not allowed to run at large shall not be subject to these vaccination requirements. All dogs, cats and ferrets over four months of age shall be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (Health Certificate), showing a current vaccination against rabies. A dog exempted under the provisions of paragraph 5 A, above, shall be considered unvaccinated, for the purposes of 10-144 C.M.R. Montana Administrative Rules Rule: 32.3.213, Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 571 Section 571.080, State of New Hampshire Rabies Law Title XL, Chapter 436 Rabies Control Section 436:100, Evidence of inoculation with rabies vaccine or certification of exemption; requirement for license. 8. Such exemption may be granted for an individual animal only after the veterinarian has consulted with the State Veterinarian, the Commissioner of Agriculture, or the commissioner's designee, and completed and submitted to the department an application for exemption from rabies vaccination on a form approved by the Department of Agriculture. 826.021. March 9, 2018, Data It shall be unlawful for any person to own or have a dog in the person's possession, six months of age or over, which has not been vaccinated against rabies. Humans get rabies when they are bitten or scratched by infected animals. Source. (b) (1) Every dog owner, after his or her dog attains the age of four months, shall, at intervals of time not more often than once a year, as may be prescribed by the department, procure its vaccination by a licensed veterinarian with a canine antirabies vaccine approved by, and in a manner prescribed by, the department, unless a licensed veterinarian determines, on an annual basis, that a rabies vaccination would endanger the dog's life due to disease or other considerations that the veterinarian can verify and document. The State Department of Health shall promulgate regulations providing for the recognized duration of immunity, interval of inoculation, certificate of vaccination, certificate of exemption, and such other matters related to this act. SOUTH CAROLINA (NO medical exemption) 30. Jan. 1, 2008. Per state law, any dog license that is re-licensed after January 31 will be subject to a $25.00 late fee plus regular licensing fee. Penalty. http://www.in.gov/boah/2337.htm 18 STATES HAVE RABIES MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS: Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin (1) ALABAMA Alabama Code Alabama Code Title … ARIZONA (NO medical exemption) "The following are exempt: (b) Dogs forwhich rabies immunization is contraindicated for health reasons, as determined by a licensed veterinarian subsequent to an examination.....". K.A.R. (a) The owner or custodian of a domestic dog, cat, or ferret shall cause the animal to be vaccinated against rabies by the time the animal is four months of age and at regular intervals thereafter according to the label directions of an approved rabies vaccine for use in that species, or as prescribed by ordinances or rules adopted by a municipality within whose jurisdiction the animal owner resides. 11. 2008, and Their Application in Animals Under the California Rabies Control Program, Division 14 FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CODE 130A-191, only licensed veterinarians, certified rabies vaccinators, and entities that distribute and sell rabies vaccine to legal vaccinators may possess and distribute rabies vaccine in North Carolina. 40. RR-3). All rabies vaccine must be stored, handled, and administered in strict accordance with the vaccine manufacturer's labeled directions. (3) To be considered immunized against rabies, dogs and cats must be vaccinated according to guidelines published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Compendium of animal rabies prevention and control, 2005 MMWR 2005; 54 (No. The standards for animal rabies vaccination are the following: The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians annually publishes the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control which lists all vaccines approved and licensed by the USDA and the duration of immunity for each vaccine. Tobacco & Other Drugs TEXAS (NO medical exemption) Department of Health & Human Services How much does it cost to license a dog in Maryland Baltimore. 9-1-64; A 7-15-71; 10-1-71; 4-1-77]—(NAC A by St. Quarantine Officer, 7-8-92) OHIO (NO medical exemption) -- The Ohio Department of Health (614-752-1029) said there is no "state law" on rabies immunization -- it is determined by the counties. (a) The board of county commissioners of any county may establish a rabies control district by resolution when in the judgment of the board and the county health officer a district is necessary. OKLAHOMA Rabies Law. Additionally, when traveling with a dog or cat, have in your possession a rabies vaccination certificate that was signed by the veterinarian who administered the vaccination. and http://www.bah.state.mn.us/diseases/rabies/rabies_rules.pdf. Nevada Administrative Code Chapter 571 Section 571.080. Michigan. Massachusetts Rabies Immunization Program for Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets Chapter 141, Section 145B of the Massachuetts General Laws and 105 Code of Massachusetts (CMR) 330 require that all dogs and cats in Masschusetts be vaccinated against rabies. Before 1960, rabies was a persistent problem among domestic animals, such as dogs, cats, and ferrets. What Pet Owners Need to Know About Rabies Vaccinations in New York State (Effective November 20, 2002, this information sheet must be provided by pet dealers to consumers upon point of sale of cats, d ogs, and ferrets.) IDAHO (NO medical exemption) MINNESOTA (NO medical exemption) Evidence of inoculation with rabies vaccine or certification of exemption; requirement for license, 4:19-15.2a Evidence of inoculation with rabies vaccine or certification of exemption; requirement for license Exemption signed into law 10/7/11 50. Veterinarians are obligated to adhere to state/local/provincial statutes when administering rabies vaccines to dogs. In lieu of printed certificates, licensed veterinarians may elect to utilize electronically generated and maintained certificates if the certificates contain substantially the same information as required above. VERMONT (WITH medical exemption) (1) Any person owning a dog 6 months of age or older in this State shall have that dog vaccinated against rabies by a veterinarian. Title 310 Chapter 599 Subchapter 3 -- Rabies Control Rabies is a fatal virus that attacks the central nervous system. Summary: This map describes state rabies vaccination laws with those states that allow owners to seek an exemption (opt-out) from vaccination requirements. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MISSISSIPPI (NO medical exemption) The owner of the dog will be responsible for keeping a valid rabies vaccination certificate in his possession for inspection by an animal control officer, the Department of Agriculture or the Division of Public Health, if deemed necessary. Mississippi Rabies Laws. 49. (3) An owner of a dog, cat, or ferret shall have it vaccinated against rabies and revaccinated following veterinary and vaccine manufacture instructions. A letter of exemption from vaccination may be submitted for licensure, if a medical reason exists that precludes the vaccination of the dog. The state of Texas requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies by 4 months of age. Title 26 Chapter 6 Sections 11-15 No cited rabies vaccine requirement. (3) Dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, cattle, and sheep which have an owner, are wanted by that owner, and for which the owner produces rabies vaccination certificates containing the following shall be immediately re-vaccinated and kept under the owner's control and observed for 45 days: 2. GEORGIA (NO medical exemption) Regulations which states as follows: All dogs, cats, and ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies and revaccinated in accordance with the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control (see page 58) or as described on the vaccine label. Section 4-13. Chapter 140, Section 137 11-31-212. Anti-rabies vaccination; vaccination and license stations Proof of vaccination shall be a certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with subsection (a) of section 22-339c. Disclaimer: This data contains only state level laws. (b) The State Veterinarian or the Commissioner of Agriculture, or the commissioner's designee, may grant an exemption from vaccination against rabies for a dog or cat if a licensed veterinarian has examined such animal and determined that a rabies vaccination would endanger the animal's life due to disease or other medical considerations. 1985, 72:1. Licensed Animal Rabies Vaccines, Colorado Rabies Control Law Title 25, Article 4, Part 6, Connecticut Rabies Law Title 22 Section 338. Feline rabies vaccination is required in 34 states, and vaccination of ferrets is required in 20 states. Initial Vaccination: The owner of every dog or cat four (4) months of age or older shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies. NEW HAMPSHIRE (WITH medical exemption & isolation) However, there is a quarantine for imported dogs and cats(PDF), 12. Rabies vaccine shall be administered only by a licensed veterinarian or by a certified rabies vaccinator. The General Laws of Massachusetts Chapter 140: Section 145B. Text, effective June 6, 2010. Sec. Whoever is the owner or keeper of a dog or cat in the commonwealth six months of age or older shall cause such dog or cat to be vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian using a licensed vaccine according to the manufacturer’s directions, and shall cause such dog or cat to be revaccinated at intervals recommended by the manufacturer. Vaccination Schedules: Vaccination by a licensed veterinarian may be required by state law for rabies vaccine to be considered valid. The “compendium of animal rabies control (CARC),” published by the national association of public health veterinarians, Inc., shall be the reference for the route of inoculation and the type of vaccine. Title XLVI Chapter 828 Florida Statutes. However, it is illegal to license these animals as dogs under the California Rabies Control Program. Subp.7. NEW YORK (WITH medical exemption form & in Health Department fact sheet, but not written into law) Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats. 1. INDIANA (NO medical exemption) Dog License fees. (a) The owner of any dog reaching the age of four months shall immediately make application for a dog license. Article 7. Missouri Rabies Law. VACCINATION SECTION 47-5-60. 2. 14. NJ Department of Health Policies and Guidelines for Animal Rabies Vaccination http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/ravacpolicy.doc, 31. (c)(1) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter, the State Board of Health by rule may establish procedures and qualifications for an exemption from the requirement for a vaccination for an animal if a rabies vaccination would be injurious to the animal's health. 28-1-13 and 18-1-14 (PDF) Kansas Department of Health cites CDC 2008 Rabies Compendium (PDF). 2. Injury Prevention. Vaccination of dogs and cats. Chapter 16 Rabies Prevention and Control Subchapter C§ 16.43. Oregon Administrative Rules Division19 §333-019-0017, Rabies Vaccination for Animals §19-20A-2. 4. Scroll for more. Article 3. Department of Health and Welfare Idaho Rabies Protocol, Protocol for Animal Isolation, Animal Bites and Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis 2007, Illinois Title 8 Part 30 Animal Control Act, Iowa Code Title 9, Subtitle 1 Chapter 351 Dogs and Other Animals Section 351.33, Kansas Department of Health cites CDC 2008 Rabies Compendium, The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2008, LOUISIANA Administrative Code Title 51 Part III Chapter 1, Section 103, Chapter 260 Rabies Immunization Requirements for Dog Licensure. (b) have been officially vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian against rabies in accordance with procedures recommended in the latest version of the U.S. Public Health Compendium for rabies vaccine, and are identified on the health certificate by the date of rabies vaccination and the serial number of the rabies vaccine and tag. The time or times of vaccination shall be established by the Commission. ", 13. Any dog brought into Wisconsin that is 5 months of age or older shall be vaccinated for rabies within 30 days after the dog is obtained or brought into the state unless the dog has been vaccinated and has a current certificate of rabies vaccination from Wisconsin or another state. States. Dr. Bruce L. King, State Veterinarian Department of Agriculture phone: (801) 538-7162 fax: (801) 538-7169, 45. Wisconsin Statutes §95.21 Rabies control program. Revaccination. State law allows the use of 1-year and 3-year vaccines according to approved label directions. NEVADA (NO medical exemption) 6.00 RABIES VACCINATION PROTOCOL 6.01 Vaccine Administration, Texas Administrative Code Title 25 Part 1 Chapter 169 Subchapter A Rule 169.29, Vermont Department of Health Final Rules Vaccination of Domestic Pets, Wolf/Hybrids and Livestock Against Rabies. Nevada Department of Agriculture http://agri.state.nv.us/Animal2_Rabies.htm (2) Shall administer the vaccine in a manner that is consistent with the recommendations of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians; 21. Possession and Use of Rabies Vaccine in North Carolina Pursuant to G.S. The certificate shall be dated and signed by the person authorized to administer the vaccine. Please check with your vet to determine the legal requirements in your state. Wisconsin Statutes §95.21 Rabies control program. B. Revaccination: The owner of every dog or cat shall have the animal revaccinated during the twelfth (12) month after initial vaccination. Rabies vaccination requirements do not apply to puppies and kittens under three months of age. Subsequent booster vaccines shall be administered one year after administration of a vaccine that confers one year of immunity and three years after the administration of a vaccine that confers three years of immunity. Connecticut Rabies Law Title 22 Section 338. WASHINGTON (STATE) (NO medical exemption) CREATED BY: (a) Except as otherwise provided by board rule, the owner of a dog or cat shall have the animal vaccinated against rabies by the time the animal is four months of age and at regular intervals thereafter as prescribed by board rule. http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/dc/zoonosis/rabies/Colorado%20Revised%20Statute.pdf "(2) A veterinarian, with the written consent of an animal's owner, may issue a written waiver pursuant to the rules of the health department, exempting an animal from a rabies vaccination order if the veterinarian, in his or her professional opinion, determines that the rabies inoculation is contraindicated due to the animal's medical condition. Required immunization of dogs, cats, and ferrets Alaska Administrative Code Title 7 (7 AAC 27.020) Control of animal diseases transmissible to humans, (b) Rabies Vaccination. RHODE ISLAND (NO medical exemption) Box 118, Columbus, Ohio 43266-0118, telephone number (614) 466-0283. 1819 N. Broad St. Barrack Hall, Suite 300, Philadelphia, PA 19122, Home • Wyoming Statutes Title 11 Chapter 31 Section 11-31-212. The State Veterinarian authorizes USDA Wildlife 90-530, p. 816, §2; Act 2009-636, §1. PHLP provides technical assistance and public health law resources to advance the use of law as a public health tool. ARKANSAS (NO medical exemption) The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control, 2008, 18. The vaccine must be administered by a licensed and accredited veterinarian only. Rabies control districts; establishment; notice. NEW JERSEY (WITH medical exemption) New York Laws Chapter 69 Of the Consolidated Laws. 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