2019 Maryland Code
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 3 - Specific Diseases
Part III - Rabies
§ 18-319. Vaccinations -- Responsibilities of veterinarian; use of records

    (a)    A licensed veterinarian who vaccinates a dog, cat, or ferret against rabies:

        (1)    May select the vaccine to be used;

        (2)    Shall administer the vaccine in a manner that is consistent with the recommendations of the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians;

        (3)    Shall issue to the owner of the dog, cat, or ferret a vaccination certificate, on the form that the Department approves; and

        (4)    Shall keep a record of the vaccination for a period of 5 years.

    (b)    The information in the rabies vaccination record that a licensed veterinarian keeps may not be used:

        (1)    To license the dog, cat, or ferret; or

        (2)    To tax the owner of the dog, cat, or ferret.

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