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§ 5-424. Licensed veterinary practitioners

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCourts and Judicial ProceedingsEffective: October 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Courts and Judicial Proceedings
Title 5. Limitations, Prohibited Actions, and Immunities (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Immunities and Prohibited Actions--Businesses, Associations, and Charities (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-424
§ 5-424. Licensed veterinary practitioners
A licensed veterinary practitioner is immune from any civil liability that results from:
(1) The actions of a licensed acupuncturist that practices in accordance with § 2-301(g)(11) of the Agriculture Article;
(2) The actions of a person that:
(i) Is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized to practice a health occupation under the Health Occupations Article; and
(ii) Is authorized to practice the health occupation on an animal in accordance with § 2-304 of the Agriculture Article;
(3) A report in good faith of suspected animal cruelty or animal fighting to a local law enforcement or county animal control agency under § 2-313.1 of the Agriculture Article; or
(4) The licensed veterinary practitioner's participation in an investigation of suspected animal cruelty or animal fighting as provided in § 2-313.1(c) of the Agriculture Article.


Added by Acts 1997, c. 226, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, c. 34, § 7, eff. April 13, 1999; Acts 2002, c. 193, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2017, c. 417, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
MD Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings, § 5-424, MD CTS & JUD PRO § 5-424
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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