H.P. 1063 - L.D. 1426
An Act to Allow the Purchase of Rabies Vaccine by Livestock Farmers
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §1808-A is enacted to read:
§1808-A. Direct purchase of rabies vaccine
A veterinarian licensed in this State may sell rabies vaccine to a person who owns cattle, sheep, goats or domesticated deer as defined in section 1331. A veterinarian who sells rabies vaccine in accordance with this section is not, as a result of selling the vaccine, liable for claims arising from the administration of the vaccine by the purchaser.
An animal vaccinated against rabies by a person who is not a licensed veterinarian or under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian may not be certified as vaccinated against rabies and must be treated as an unvaccinated animal under Title 22, chapter 251, subchapter 5 and rules adopted pursuant to that chapter.
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §2383-B, sub-§6 is enacted to read:
6. Lawful possession of hypodermic apparatuses by livestock owners. A person who owns livestock is authorized to possess and have control of hypodermic apparatuses for the purpose of administering antibiotics, vitamins and vaccines to treat medical conditions or promote the health of that person's livestock. For the purposes of this subsection, "livestock" means cattle, equines, sheep, goats, swine, llamas, poultry, rabbits and domesticated deer as defined in Title 7, section 1331.
Effective September 21, 2001, unless otherwise indicated.
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