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§ 18-319. Duties of veterinarian in administering vaccine

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth--General

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Title 18. Disease Prevention (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Specific Diseases (Refs & Annos)
Part III. Rabies
MD Code, Health - General, § 18-319
§ 18-319. Duties of veterinarian in administering vaccine
In general
(a) A licensed veterinarian who vaccinates a dog, cat, or ferret against rabies:
(1) May select the vaccine to be used;
(2) Shall administer the vaccine in a manner that is consistent with the recommendations of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians;
(3) Shall issue to the owner of the dog, cat, or ferret a vaccination certificate, on the form that the Department approves; and
(4) Shall keep a record of the vaccination for a period of 5 years.
(b) The information in the rabies vaccination record that a licensed veterinarian keeps may not be used:
(1) To license the dog, cat, or ferret; or
(2) To tax the owner of the dog, cat, or ferret.


Added by Acts 1982, c. 21, § 2, eff. July 1, 1982. Amended by Acts 1985, c. 311, § 2, eff. May 21, 1985; Acts 1996, c. 684, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1996.
Formerly Art. 43, § 616.
MD Code, Health - General, § 18-319, MD HEALTH GEN § 18-319
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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