Animals and Animal Husbandry

Tuberculosis Control

SECTION 4-5-14

§ 4-5-14. Quarantine of imported cattle – Intradermic test.

If after the importation of cattle by any person, firm, corporation, or association, the director of environmental management is of the opinion that any of the cattle imported are at risk to be infected with tuberculosis, or if he or she has reason to question the accuracy or reliability of the test charts under which the cattle were imported into this state, or if for any other reason he or she believes any of the cattle so imported may be affected with tuberculosis, the director, if in his or her judgment that action appears advisable, shall place the cattle in quarantine at their destination or at some other suitable place to be designated by the director, and the cattle shall be held in quarantine for a period of not more than ninety (90) days or until released by order of the director within that period. While those cattle are held in quarantine, the director shall cause them to be tested for tuberculosis with tuberculin by the intradermic test.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1900, ch. 756, § 3; G.L. 1909, ch. 120, § 18; G.L. 1923, ch. 241, § 18; P.L. 1923, ch. 432, § 1; P.L. 1926, ch. 788, § 4; P.L. 1928, ch. 1135, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 207, § 11; impl. am. P.L. 1939, ch. 660, § 160; G.L. 1956, § 4-5-14; P.L. 2015, ch. 60, § 2; P.L. 2015, ch. 64, § 2.)