Maine Revised Statutes

§1807. Illegal vaccinations

1. Brucellosis vaccine.  A person other than a licensed veterinarian may not vaccinate cattle with brucellosis vaccine. A licensed veterinarian may not vaccinate cattle with brucellosis vaccine unless:
A. The vaccine used has been approved by the commissioner; and [2001, c. 572, §36 (NEW).]
B. The vaccine is administered to the animal at the age recommended by the manufacturer of the vaccine or determined by the commissioner. [2001, c. 572, §36 (NEW).]
[ 2001, c. 572, §36 (NEW) .]
2. Prohibition on certain vaccines.  The commissioner may prohibit a vaccination because the use of the vaccine being administered might cause the presumption that an actual disease or pathogen is present in the State.
[ 2001, c. 572, §36 (NEW) .]
3. Commissioner's discretion to vaccinate.  Notwithstanding subsection 2, the commissioner may authorize any vaccination necessary to control an outbreak of a disease or to diminish the threat of an outbreak of a disease.
[ 2001, c. 572, §36 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1973, c. 42, §1 (AMD). 1981, c. 197, §1 (AMD). 2001, c. 572, §36 (RPR).