SPONSOR:   

Sen. Peterson

 

Reps. Keeley, Bennett & Kenton

 

DELAWARE STATE SENATE

146th GENERAL ASSEMBLY

 

SENATE BILL NO. 236

 

 

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 3 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO RABIES VACCINATION.

 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

 


Amend Title 3, Chapter 82, Subchapter I, Section 8204(d)(2)  by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strike through as follows:

§ 8204. Rabies vaccination required for dogs and cats; antirabies clinics.

 (d) Duties of veterinarian. --

(1) Each licensed veterinarian may select a rabies vaccine of his choice and use procedures for administering it consistent with the recommendations of the Veterinary Biologics Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture which licenses that vaccine.

(2) A rabies vaccination certificate will be promptly issued to the owner of each dog or cat vaccinated against rabies. The veterinarian administering the vaccine shall complete the certificate specifying accurately the manufacturer’s specifications of the duration of immunity of the rabies vaccination used and the date the animal shall be revaccinated in accordance with the specific criteria of the Compendium or as mandated by Delaware State law. The veterinarian shall sign the certificate in a legible manner. The certificate shall also include the veterinarian's address, telephone number and state license number. Veterinarians shall maintain copies of these certificates for a minimum of 12 months after the effective expiration date of the vaccination.


SYNOPSIS

This bill adds the requirement that veterinarians certify the manufacturer’s specifications of the duration of immunity of the rabies vaccine in addition to the date that revaccination is due according to the Compendium or as mandated by State law.

Author: Sen. Peterson