The Philippine Anti-Rabies Law

Topics: Dog, Rabies, Vaccination Pages: 11 (2645 words) Published: February 7, 2012
|Title |Anti-Rabies Act of 2007 (RA 9482) | |Bill |S. No. 2541 | | |H. No. 4654 | | |Republic of the Philippines | | |Congress of the Philippines | | |Metro Manila | | |Thirteenth Congress | | |Third Special Session | | |Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the nineteenth day of February, two thousand seven. | | |——?¡—— | | |Republic Act No.9482 | | |AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE CONTROL AND ELIMINATION OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL RABIES, PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF AND APPROPRIATING FUNDS | | |THEREFOR | | |Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives | | |of the Philippines in Congress assembled: | | |Section 1. Title. – This Act shall be known as the “Anti-Rabies Act of 2007”. | | |Sec. 2. Declaration of Policy. – It is the declared policy of the State to protect and promote the right to health of the people. Towards this end, a | | |system for the control, prevention of the spread, and eventual eradication of human and animal Rabies shall be provided and the need for responsible | | |pet ownership established. | | |Sec. 3. Definition of Terms. – For the purpose of this Act, the following terms shall mean: | | |(a) Bitten refers to an act by which a Dog seizes, cuts or grips with its teeth so that the skin of a person has been wounded, pierced or scratched. | | |(b) Concerned Officials refers to barangay officials, health workers, police officers or government veterinarians. | | |(c) Direct Supervision refers to range supervision where physical presence of the veterinarian within the barangay is necessary. | | |(d) Dog refers to a common quadruped domestic animal belonging to the order carnivora (male or female), scientifically known as canis familiaris. | | |(e) Euthanasia refers to the process of painless death to Dogs and other animals....
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