2020 Maryland Statutes
Health - General
Title 18 - Disease Prevention
Subtitle 3 - Specific Diseases
Part III - Rabies
Section 18-313 - Statewide System

    The Secretary of Health shall provide a statewide system:

        (1)    To control rabies;

        (2)    To grant authority to the public health veterinarian and the local health officer in matters pertaining to the disposition of animals that bite or otherwise expose rabies to an individual;

        (3)    To assist local political subdivisions regarding the laboratory testing of rabid animals;

        (4)    To treat each individual who is exposed or suspected of having been exposed to rabies; and

        (5)    To distribute, in accordance with the conditions set by the Secretary of Agriculture, the biological products that are needed to prevent and treat rabies.

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