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§ 2327. Disease surveillance and detection

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Animals and Animal Products
Chapter 23. Domestic Animals (Refs & Annos)
Subchapter C. Detection, Containment or Eradication of Certain Diseases (Refs & Annos)
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 2327
§ 2327. Disease surveillance and detection
(a) General authority.--The department shall have the authority to regularly monitor the domestic animal population of this Commonwealth to determine the prevalence, incidence and location of transmissible diseases or contamination by hazardous substances.
(b) Duty to report.--It shall be the duty of every practitioner of veterinary medicine and every diagnostic laboratory in this Commonwealth, immediately upon receiving information thereof, to report to the department each case of any dangerous transmissible disease and each case of potential contamination by substances declared hazardous by the department.
(c) Violations.--
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to impede, hinder or interfere with the testing of a domestic animal or to refuse to confine a domestic animal so as to allow testing without undue burden on the official conducting the test or to fail to present the person's domestic animals for testing by the department under authority of this chapter after reasonable notice of the proposed testing has been given.
(2) It shall be unlawful for any person who has knowledge that a domestic animal is infected with a dangerous transmissible disease or has been exposed to a dangerous transmissible disease or has been contaminated by a hazardous substance to conceal or attempt to conceal such domestic animal or knowledge of such a domestic animal from the department.
(d) Wild animals.--The department shall have the authority to solicit assistance from and provide assistance to Federal and other State agencies, local governments and private entities in monitoring wild animals in this Commonwealth to determine the presence of dangerous transmissible disease. This monitoring may be done in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service or any other private or governmental entity.

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1996, July 11, P.L. 561, No. 100, § 1, effective in 60 days.
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