South Dakota Administrative Rules
44:20 - COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL
Chapter 44:20:03 - Control measures.
44:20:03:10 - Application of public health measures to animals

Universal Citation: SD Admin Rules 44:20:03:10

44:20:03:10. Application of public health measures to animals. The department may instruct a person who owns or is in possession of an animal known or suspected to be a carrier of an infectious agent in public health measures for preventing infection and spread of disease. If the department knows or has reason to believe, because of testing or epidemiological information, that an animal is infected with an infectious agent and is a threat to the public health, it may issue a public health notice directing the person who owns or is in possession of the animal to take one or more of the following actions:

(1) To examine or test the animal to determine whether it is infected with an infectious agent capable of causing human disease;

(2) To report to an authorized department representative for counseling on methods for preventing transmission of the infectious agent;

(3) To confine or quarantine the animal for the duration of the incubation period or contagious period;

(4) To destroy the animal or provide treatment until it is cured or free from the infection and to follow measures for preventing reinfection;

(5) To cease from specific activities involving the infected animal that endanger the health of others;

(6) To cooperate with the department in implementation of reasonable public health measures.

Source: 23 SDR 60, effective October 31, 1996; 28 SDR 92, effective December 30, 2001.

General Authority:SDCL 34-1-17, 34-22-9.

Law Implemented:SDCL 34-22-9.

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