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Subject 511-2-7 RABIE CONTROL

Rule 511-2-7-.01 Rabies Prevention and Control

(1) Each county board of health has primary responsibility for the control of rabies within its jurisdiction. In carrying out that responsibility, the county board of health should follow the current edition of the Department's "Rabies Control Manual", as it may be amended from time to time, and the current edition of the National Association of Public Health Veterinarians' "Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control", as it may be amended from time to time.
(2) The county board of health shall take appropriate rabies management and control measures with respect to any dog, cat, or other animal that has
(a) bitten, scratched, or otherwise exposed any person to rabies; or
(b) been bitten, scratched, or otherwise exposed to rabies by another animal.

Rule 511-2-7-.02 Recommended Enforcement Measures

Code Section 31-19-10 provides that it is a criminal misdemeanor offense to violate any rule or regulation adopted pursuant to Title 31 Chapter 19. The Department recommends that each county and municipal governing authority adopt an ordinance imposing specific penalties for the violation of any rabies order issued or rabies regulation adopted by the county board of health.