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Rabies Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 105]
Rabies Regulations
General Information
Action Summary Regulations are necessary to implement the revisions made to certain rabies related sections of the Code of Virginia during the 2010 General Assembly session. These regulations will inform and add detail to the five rabies-related sections of the Code that were modified and one completely new section that was developed as part of the bill enacted by the General Assembly. 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.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002637]
Note This action is intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5620 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/22/2010.
6146 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/31/2014.
6978 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/31/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julia Murphy, DVM  / State Epidemiological Veterinarian
Address: 109 Governor Street
5th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8113    FAX: (804)864-8131    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.