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Rabies Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 105]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description These regulations implement revisions made to certain rabies-related sections of the Code of Virginia during the 2010 General Assembly session.
State Authority Chapter 834 of the 2010 Acts of Assembly directs the Board of Health to promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of the Act.
Federal Authority not applicable
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Specific goals of these regulations include: developing a system for rabies vaccine exemptions, creating definitions for common terms in the rabies-related laws, and developing a model plan for rabies exposure response at the local level.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Julia Murphy, DVM  / State Epidemiological Veterinarian
Address: 109 Governor Street
5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-8113    FAX: (804)864-8131    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Rabies Regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/31/2015.