PRINTER'S NO. 489
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY WAUGH, VOGEL, ALLOWAY, WARD, FOLMER, EICHELBERGER, ARGALL, MENSCH, ERICKSON, DINNIMAN AND SCHWANK, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
REFERRED TO AGRICULTURE AND RURAL AFFAIRS, FEBRUARY 20, 2013
6Section 1. The definition of "veterinarian-client-patient
7relationship" in section 2501 of Title 3 of the Pennsylvania
8Consolidated Statutes is amended and the section is amended by
9adding definitions to read:
10§ 2501. Definitions.
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1Department of Agriculture;
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12(2) prepared by an accredited Pennsylvania veterinarian
13or a representative of the department certifying the health
14of animals described in the certificate according to the
15health requirements established under Chapter 23 (relating to
16domestic animals) and regulations promulgated under Chapter
23(2)] the owner or caretaker of the animal has assumed
24responsibility to consult a veterinarian and has agreed to
25follow the instructions of the veterinarian in relation to
26zoonotic diseases and implementing best management practices
27intended to reduce and prevent diseases.
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29Section 2. Section 2502(a)(3) of Title 3 is amended to read:
30§ 2502. Sanitation standards.
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12(ii) A signed statement by the person attesting that
13a veterinarian-client-patient relationship exists with
14regard to each animal to be exhibited, if a Pennsylvania
15or interstate health certificate is not specifically
16required under Chapter 23 (relating to domestic animals)
17and regulations promulgated under Chapter 23.
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19Section 3. This act shall take effect in 60 days.