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Health Protection and Promotion Act

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 567

RABIES IMMUNIZATION

Consolidation Period: From December 15, 2017 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 497/17.

Legislative History: 109/91, 346/91, 310/92, 174/94, 320/94, 392/94, 393/94, 584/94, 18/95, 502/96, 331/00, 360/01, 66/05, 497/17.

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.

Note: On July 1, 2018, section 1 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted: (See: O. Reg. 497/17, s. 1)

1. Every owner or person having the care or custody of a cat, dog or ferret three months of age or over shall ensure that the cat, dog or ferret is immunized against  rabies. O. Reg. 497/17, 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).

Note: On July 1, 2018, section 2 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted: (See: O. Reg. 497/17, s. 1)

2. (1) Every owner or person having the care or custody of a horse, cow, bull, steer, calf, sheep or other livestock for which a rabies vaccine licensed for use in Canada is available shall ensure that each such animal is immunized against rabies. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 1.

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a horse, cow, bull, steer, calf, sheep or other livestock that is accessible only to the person or persons who are responsible for the care and control of such animal. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 1.

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).

Note: On July 1, 2018, subsection 5 (2) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “In the case of a cat or dog” at the beginning and substituting “In the case of a cat, dog or ferret”. (See: O. Reg. 497/17, s. 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.

Note: On July 1, 2018, clauses 6 (a) to (h) of the Regulation are revoked and the following substituted: (See: O. Reg. 497/17, s. 3)

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

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

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

(d) any microchip number, tattoo number, or, where applicable, other permanent means of identifying the animal;

(e)   the approximate size of the animal;

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

(g) the full name and contact information of the veterinarian who performed the immunization of the animal;

(h) the name and serial number of the vaccine;

(i) the reimmunization interval specified in the product monograph of the vaccine;

(j) the date of the immunization;

(k) a statement of whether the immunization is a primary immunization or a booster immunization;

(l) the date by which the animal is to be reimmunized; and

(m) the identification number on the rabies tag that is issued with respect to a cat, dog or ferret.

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.

Note: On July 1, 2018, section 7 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted: (See: O. Reg. 497/17, s. 4)

7. (1) The owner or person having the care or custody of an animal that has a medical condition precluding the safe immunization or reimmunization of the animal against rabies is exempt from the requirements of this Regulation if,

(a) a statement of exemption is issued by a veterinarian with respect to the animal that contains the information in subsection (2); and

(b) the animal is controlled in such a manner as to preclude its being exposed to rabies. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 4.

(2) A statement of exemption shall be signed by the veterinarian who issued the statement and shall contain,

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

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

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

(d) any microchip number, tattoo number, or, where applicable, other permanent means of identifying the animal;

(e) the approximate size of the animal;

(f) the date of each previous rabies immunization and any relevant adverse effects related to the immunization documented in the medical record of the animal;

(g) the medical condition precluding the safe immunization or reimmunization of the animal, as the case may be;

(h) the duration of the exemption from the requirement to immunize the animal;

(i) the full name and contact information of the veterinarian who issued the statement of exemption; and

(j) the date of the statement of exemption. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 4.

(3) An owner or person referred to in subsection (1) continues to be exempt from the requirements of this Regulation for the duration of the exemption provided in the statement of exemption. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 4.

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).

Note: On July 1, 2018, section 8 of the Regulation is revoked and the following substituted: (See: O. Reg. 497/17, s. 4)

8. A copy of each certificate of immunization or statement of exemption, as the case may be, 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. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 4.

9. The owner or person having care or custody of an animal that is subject to the rabies immunization requirements in section 1 or 2 shall provide a copy of the certificate of immunization or statement of exemption for that animal to a medical officer of health or a public health inspector upon request. O. Reg. 497/17, s. 4.

TABLE 1

Item

Column 1

Name of Health Unit

Column 2

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

Name of Health Unit

Column 2

Animal or Class of Animal

Column 3

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.

Note: On July 1, 2018, Tables 1 and 2 of the Regulation are revoked (See: O. Reg. 497/17, s. 5)

 

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