Animals and Animal Husbandry

Psittacine Birds

SECTION 4-11-7

§ 4-11-7. Treatment of birds exposed to psittacosis.

If laboratory examination confirms infection with the agent that causes psittacosis, the remaining birds shall be humanely euthanized or treated according to the most current, "Compendium Of Measures To Control Chlamydophila Psittaci Infection Among Humans (Psittacosis) And Pet Birds (Avian Chlamydiosis)," as reviewed by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians, (NASPHV). The director, or the director's designee, shall oversee such treatment which shall be administered at the bird owner's expense.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1955, ch. 3557, § 7; G.L. 1956, § 4-11-7; P.L. 2012, ch. 61, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 95, § 1.)