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Health Protection and Promotion Act

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 567

RABIES IMMUNIZATION

Consolidation Period:  From April 1, 2005 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment:  O.Reg. 66/05.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1. Every owner or person having the care and custody of a cat or dog three months of age or over that is kept in a health unit listed in Column 1 of Table 1 shall ensure that the cat or dog is immunized against rabies on and after the date set out opposite thereto in Column 2 of Table 1.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 1.

2. (1) Every owner or person having the care or custody of a horse, cow, bull, calf or sheep or any class of horse, cow, bull, calf or sheep that is kept in a health unit or any premises or class of premises within a health unit listed in Column 1 of Table 2 shall ensure that each such animal or class of animal that is listed opposite thereto in Column 2 of Table 2 is immunized against rabies.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 2 (1).

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a horse, cow, bull, calf or sheep or class of horse, cow, bull, calf or sheep that is accessible only to the person or persons who are responsible for the care and control of such animal or class of animal, as the case may be.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 2 (2).

3. Every owner or person having the care and custody of an animal that is required to be immunized against rabies under section 1 or subsection 2 (1) shall ensure that the animal is reimmunized against rabies by the date specified in the certificate of immunization issued with respect to the animal.  O. Reg. 320/94, s. 1.

4. Immunization against rabies shall be,

(a) carried out by a veterinarian registered under the Veterinarians Act; and

(b) by inoculation with a rabies vaccine that is licensed for use in Canada and that is administered in accordance with the instructions of the manufacturer who produced the vaccine.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 4.

5. (1) The owner or person having the care and custody of an animal that has been immunized or reimmunized against rabies shall be issued a certificate of immunization by the veterinarian who carried out the immunization.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 5 (1).

(2) In the case of a cat or dog, the veterinarian who carried out the immunization shall also provide the owner or person with a rabies identification tag.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 5 (2).

6. A certificate of immunization shall be signed by the veterinarian who performed the immunization and shall contain,

(a) the name and address of the owner or person having care and custody of the animal;

(b) the species, breed, sex and age of the animal;

(c) markings, if any, on the animal;

(d) the address of the clinic or other location where the animal was immunized;

(e) the name and code of the vaccine;

(f) the date of the immunization;

(g) the date that the animal is to be reimmunized; and

(h) the number of the rabies identification tag that is issued with respect to a cat or dog.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 6.

7. A duplicate copy of each certificate of immunization issued under this Regulation shall be retained by the person who issued it for a period of three years from the date of its issue.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 7.

8. (1) The owner or person having the care and custody of an animal that is in or has a physical condition that precludes the safe immunization or reimmunization of the animal against rabies is exempt from the requirement of this Regulation where,

(a) a statement of exemption is issued by a veterinarian with respect to the animal that sets out the reason why the animal cannot be immunized or reimmunized; and

(b) the animal is controlled in such a manner as to preclude its being exposed to rabies.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 8 (1).

(2) An owner or person referred to in subsection (1) continues to be exempt from the requirements of this Regulation so long as the animal cannot be immunized or reimmunized.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, s. 8 (2).

TABLE 1

Item

Column 1

Column 2

 

Name of Health Unit

Effective Date

1.

Revoked:  O. Reg. 331/00, s. 1 (1).

 

2.

Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Health Unit

April 1, 1986

3.

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

September 1, 1986

4.

Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Health Unit

June 2, 1986

5.

Peterborough County City Health Unit

May 15, 1986

6.

Perth County Health Unit

October 1, 1986

7.

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

September 13, 1986

8.

Middlesex-London District Health Unit

November 1, 1986

9.

Oxford County

March 1, 1987

10.

York Regional Health Unit

March 1, 1987

11.

Huron County Health Unit

March 1, 1987

12.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

April 1, 1994

13.

Eastern Ontario Health Unit

July 20, 1987

14.

Revoked:  O. Reg. 331/00, s. 1 (1).

 

15.

Kent-Chatham Health Unit

June 1, 1988

16.

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

June 1, 1988

17.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound Health Unit

December 1, 1989

18.

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit

February 1, 1991

19.

Sudbury and District Health Unit

April 1, 1991

20.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Health Unit

July 1, 1992

21.

Revoked:  O. Reg. 331/00, s. 1 (1).

 

22.

Revoked:  O. Reg. 331/00, s. 1 (1).

 

23.

Niagara Regional Area Health Unit

July 1, 1994

24.

Brant County Health Unit

September 1, 1994

25.

Lambton Health Unit

November 1, 1994

26.

Halton Regional Health Unit

January 1, 1995

27.

Elgin-St. Thomas Health Unit

January 31, 1995

28.

Ottawa-Carleton Regional Health Unit

November 30, 1996

29.

Revoked:  O. Reg. 66/05, s. 1 (2).

 

30.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit

July 1, 2000

31.

City of Toronto Health Unit

July 1, 2000

32.

Peel Regional Health Unit

July 1, 2000

33.

Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Health Unit

July 1, 2000

34.

Durham Regional Health Unit

July 1, 2000

35.

Waterloo Health Unit

July 1, 2000

36.

North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit

September 30, 2001

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, Table 1; O. Reg. 109/91, s. 1; O. Reg. 310/92, s. 1; O. Reg. 174/94, s. 1; O. Reg. 320/94, s. 2; O. Reg. 392/94, s. 1; O. Reg. 393/94, s. 1; O. Reg. 584/94, s. 1; O. Reg. 18/95, s. 1; O. Reg. 502/96, s. 1; O. Reg. 331/00, s. 1; O. Reg. 360/01, s. 1; O. Reg. 66/05, s. 1.

TABLE 2

Item

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Name of Health Unit

Animal or Class of Animal

Effective Date

1.

Peterborough County Health Unit

Riding, pleasure driving, show or competition horse

May 15, 1986

2.

Hastings and Prince Edward Counties Health Unit

Horse, cow, bull, calf, sheep, riding, pleasure driving, show or competition horse

September 13, 1986

3.

Huron County Health Unit

Riding, pleasure driving, show or competition horse

March 1, 1987

4.

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

Horse, cow, bull, calf and sheep

May 8, 1987

5.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound

Riding horse

December 1, 1989

6.

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Riding horse

February 1, 1991

7.

Sudbury and District Health Unit

Riding horse

April 1, 1991

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 567, Table 2; O. Reg. 109/91, s. 2; O. Reg. 66/05, s. 2.

 

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