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Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated. Health and Safety Code. Title 10. Health and Safety of Animals. Chapter 826. Rabies. Subchapter E. Reports and Quarantine. 826.045. Area Rabies Quarantine.

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Citation: V. T. C. A., Health & Safety Code 826.045

Citation: TX HEALTH & S 826.045


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 11/2013

Summary:   This Texas statute outlines the parameters under which a rabies quarantine area may be adopted.  If this occurs, it may call for the restraint of carnivorous animals and the transportation of carnivorous animals into and out of the quarantine area.  While the quarantine is in effect, the rules adopted by the board supersede all other applicable ordinances or rules applying to the quarantine area.


Statute in Full:

(a) If rabies is known to exist in an area, the board or its designee may declare an area rabies quarantine to prevent or contain a rabies epizootic.

(b) On the declaration that a quarantine exists, the board shall:

(1) define the borders of the quarantine area; and

(2) adopt permanent or emergency rules.

(c) The rules adopted under Subsection (b)(2) may include conditions for the restraint of carnivorous animals and the transportation of carnivorous animals into and out of the quarantine area.

(d) The quarantine remains in effect until the 181st day after the date on which the last case of rabies is diagnosed in a dog, cat, or other animal species that caused the board or its designee to declare a quarantine, unless the board or its designee, by declaration, removes the quarantine before that date.

(e) While the quarantine is in effect, the rules adopted by the board supersede all other applicable ordinances or rules applying to the quarantine area and apply until the board or its designee removes the quarantine by declaration or until the rules expire or are revoked by the board.

CREDIT(S)

Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.

 


 



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