Animals and Animal Husbandry

Cruelty to Animals

SECTION 4-1-37

§ 4-1-37. Immunity from suit.

Any Rhode Island licensed veterinarian shall be held harmless from either criminal or civil liability arising out of any reports, either oral or written, made to local and/or state police, animal control officials or officers of private organizations devoted to humane treatment of animals, concerning any animal that the veterinarian knows or reasonably believed to be abandoned, neglected, or abused, and shall be immune from suit by reason of making the report. Provided, however, that a veterinarian who participates or reports in bad faith or with malice shall not be protected under the provisions of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2000, ch. 322, § 1.)