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CALIFORNIA Medical Exemption Bill AB 258

Postby Kris L. Christine » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:54 am

CALIFORNIA Rabies Medical Exemption Bill AB 258 (Molly's Bill) http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bil ... tatus.html has been referred to the Agriculture Committee. Please contact Committee members (especially Chair Galgiani (916) 319-2017 Assemblymember.Galgiani@assembly.ca.gov ) and ask that they vote "Ought to Pass."

2011 California Agriculture Committee http://www.assembly.ca.gov/acs/newcomfr ... mmittee=53

Committee Phone (916) 319-2084

Cathleen Galgiani - Chair (916) 319-2017 Assemblymember.Galgiani@assembly.ca.gov
David G. Valadao - Vice Chair (916) 319-2030 Assemblymember.Valadao@assembly.ca.gov
Bill Berryhill (916) 319-2026 Assemblymember.Bill.Berryhill@assembly.ca.gov
Jerry Hill (916) 319-2019 Assemblymember.Hill@assembly.ca.gov
Fiona Ma (916) 319-2012 Assemblymember.Ma@assembly.ca.gov
Tony Mendoza (916) 319-2056 Assemblymember.Mendoza@assembly.ca.gov
Kristin Olsen (916) 319-2025 Assemblymember.Olsen@asm.ca.gov
Henry T. Perea (916) 319-2031 Assemblymember.Perea@assembly.ca.gov
Mariko Yamada (916) 319-2008 Assemblymember.Yamada@assembly.ca.gov
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PA Passes Vet Disclosure

Postby Kris L. Christine » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:49 am

PENNSYLVANIA Enacts Veterinary Disclosure into PA Code http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/049/c ... 31toc.html

NOTE: Vaccines are "biologics".

Chapter 31 State Board of Veterinary Medicine Principle

7 (d).....Veterinarians shall practice in accordance with advancements and acceptable and prevailing standards of veterinary medical practice in this Commonwealth related to the pharmacologic properties, indications and contraindications of drugs and biologics.
(e) Veterinarians shall explain the benefits and reasonably anticipated significant potential risks of treatment options to clients.
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Re: RABIES Vaccine & Rabies Laws

Postby Kris L. Christine » Thu May 05, 2011 4:34 pm

California Medical Exemption Bill AB 258 "Do Pass" 5/4/11 Appropriations Committee 17-0 vote http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/asm/ab_0251-0300/ab_258_bill_20110504_status.html
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PENNSYLVANIA SB 768 Veterinary Disclosure

Postby Kris L. Christine » Sat May 28, 2011 8:40 am

PENNSYLVANIA Veterinary Disclosure Bill SB 768 http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Leg ... 68&pn=0782 has been filed by Senator Michael J. Stack and referred to the Senate Consumer Protection Committee. Please contact the Committe Chair Robert M. Tomlinson rtomlinson@pasen.gov (717) 787-5072 and ask his committee to vote that this bill "OUGHT TO PASS."

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All Committee members are listed below, if your Senator is on the list, please contact them as well as Senator Tomlinson.

Robert M. Tomlinson, Chair rtomlinson@pasen.gov (717) 787-5072
John R. Gordner, Vice-Chair jgordner@pasen.gov (717) 787-8928
Lisa M. Boscola, Minority Chair boscola@pasenate.com (717) 787-4236
John B. Scarnati jscarnati@pasen.gov (717) 787-7084
Edwin B. Erickson eerickson@pasen.gov (717) 787-1350
Stewart J. Greenleaf sgreenleaf@pasen.gov (717) 787-6599
Jeffrey E. Piccola jpiccola@pasen.gov (717) 787-6801
John C. Rafferty, Jr. jrafferty@pasen.gov (717) 787-1398
Kim L. Ward kward@pasen.gov (717) 787-6063
Mary Jo White mwhite@pasen.gov (717) 787-9684
Jim Ferlo ferlo@pasenate.com (717) 787-6123
Richard A. Kasunic (717) 787-7175
Timothy J. Solobay (717) 787-1463
John N. Wozniak wozniak@pasenate.com (717) 787-5400

"Veterinarians May Have to Provide New Information to Clients" DVM Newsmagazine 5/1/11 http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Ve ... ryId=44927

Text of SB 768 http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Leg ... 68&pn=0782

and (vi)

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the veterinarian provides a client information sheet to the

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owner of the animal in cases of dispensing prescription drugs

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that will be administered by the owner in an outpatient setting.

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(16) "Client information sheet" means a paper required by

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the Center for Veterinary Medicine of the Food and Drug

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Administration for the purpose of communicating important risk

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information to clients and that is given to a veterinarian by a

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prescription drug manufacturer so that owners of an animal are

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provided with vital product safety information including

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precautions, contraindications, signs of a possible adverse

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reaction and steps to take in the event of an adverse reaction

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to the prescription drug.
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Re: RABIES Vaccine & Rabies Laws

Postby Kris L. Christine » Thu Jun 02, 2011 6:08 am

CALIFORNIA Rabies Waiver Bill AB 258 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bil ... tatus.html has a Senate Health Committee hearing on June 8, 2011. Contact Committee Chair Senator Ed Hernandez senator.hernandez@senate.ca.gov (916) 651-4024 and ask the committee to vote "OUGHT TO PASS."
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Re: RABIES Vaccine & Rabies Laws

Postby Kris L. Christine » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:40 am

CALIFORNIA Rabies Waiver Bill AB 258 (Molly's Bill) http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bil ... tatus.html unanimously passed Senate Health Committee yesterday.
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Re: RABIES Vaccine & Rabies Laws

Postby Kris L. Christine » Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:21 pm

CALIFORNIA Rabies Waiver Bill AB 258 http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bil ... n_v98.html amended in Senate on second reading 6/20/11 to include phrase: "that the veterinarian can verify and document."
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Re: RABIES Vaccine & Rabies Laws

Postby Kris L. Christine » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:17 pm

TEXAS: Killeen City Council will hold a workshop July 5 to discuss adopting a 3 year rabies ordinance for the city. They will vote July 12.

What You Can Do to Help:

Contact the City Council members to vote in favor:

Scott Cosper scosper@ci.killeen.tx.us (254) 526-2167
Larry Cole lcole@ci.killeen.tx.us (254) 289-7012
Billy Workman bworkman@ci.killeen.tx.us (254) 338-8337
Kenny Wells kwells@ci.killeen.tx.us (254) 681-4977
Juan Rivera jrivera@ci.killeen.tx.us (254) 338-4304
Terry Clark tclark@ci.killeen.tx.us (254) 466-9082

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DELAWARE SB 147 ACTION ALERT

Postby Kris L. Christine » Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:22 pm

DELAWARE Senator Karen E. Peterson has filed SB 147 http://legis.delaware.gov/lis/lis146.ns ... ion/SB+147 "This Bill creates a disciplinary action if a veterinarian gives vaccines in excess of the recommended dosages and/or frequencies." The bill has been assigned to the Senate Agriculture Committee.

What You Can Do to Help:

Contact Senate Agriculture Committee Chair George Bunting George.Bunting@state.de.us (302) 744-4286
& the members below and ask them to vote that SB 147 "OUGHT TO PASS."

Chair George Bunting George.Bunting@state.de.us (302) 744-4286
Joseph W. Booth Joseph.Booth@state.de.us (302) 744-4117
Bruce C. Ennis bruce.ennis@state.de.us (302) 744-4310
F. Gary Simpson gsimpson@udel.edu (302) 744-4134
Robert L. Venables Robert.Venables@state.de.us (302) 744-4298


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KILLEEN,TX Passes 3 Yr Rabies Ordinance

Postby Kris L. Christine » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:26 am

Killeen, Texas unanimously passes 3 year rabies protocol.
Killeen Approves Animal Ordinance

http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=58214 Killeen Daily Herald 7/12/11

"The vaccination portion of the new amendment is aimed at decreasing instances of over-vaccination. "
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Rabies Vaccine Probe MN 7/27/11 Fox News

Postby Kris L. Christine » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:46 am

Rabies Vaccine Investigation in Minnesota -- Fox News 7/27/11 Veterinarians giving 3 year rabies vaccine every 2 years, features Dr. Ronald Schultz.

Investigators: Vets, Vaccines and Vagaries
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news ... ul-27-2011

All pet owners know it’s important to protect our four-legged friends from rabies, but how much is the veterinarian telling about that shot? The FOX 9 Investigators went undercover to find out if some clinics are taking financial advantage of pet owners by being vague about vaccines.

Read more: Investigators: Vets, Vaccines and Vagaries http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news ... z1TObiZ1pK
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Re: RABIES Vaccine & Rabies Laws

Postby Kris L. Christine » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:18 pm

States Consider Controlling Rabies Vaccination Intervals, by Edie Lau The Veterinary Information Network News Service 8/12/11 http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=19501 "Concerns in Delaware and Minnesota about over-vaccination center around the practice by some small-animal veterinarians of administering every one or two years rabies vaccines that have been proven to be effective for three years."
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Re: RABIES Vaccine & Rabies Laws

Postby Kris L. Christine » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:50 pm

3 yr Vaccine Relabeled as 1 yr

The USDA allows vaccine manufacturers to relabel their 3 year rabies vaccines as 1 year products. This link http://www.calmanimalcare.com/vaccine.htm , you will be taken to the Calm Animal Care website, which has posted Colorado State University's Small Animal Vaccination Protocol for its veterinary teaching hospital, which states:"Even with rabies vaccines, the label may be misleading in that a three year duration of immunity product may also be labeled and sold as a one year duration of immunity product."

"In the case of Defensor 1 and Defensor 3 vaccines made by Pfizer, testing is the only difference between the products. 'The formulations are the same, but regulatory requirements for the one- and three-year vaccines are different, requiring distinct and separate studies for each label,' said Pfizer spokesman Richard Chambers."
States Consider Controlling Rabies Vaccination Intervals, by Edie Lau The Veterinary Information Network News Service 8/12/11 http://news.vin.com/VINNews.aspx?articleId=19501

According to Dr. Ronald Schultz of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, "There is no benefit from annual rabies vaccination and most one year rabies products are similar or identical to the 3-year products with regard to duration of immunity and effectiveness. However, if they are 1 year rabies vaccines, they must be legally given annually!" from What Everyone Needs to Know about Canine Vaccines
http://www.puliclub.org/CHF/AKC2007Conf ... ccines.htm

In an April 1, 2008 DVM360 article entitled, Canine Vaccine Update (Proceedings) http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/av ... ail/562405 by Dr. Craig Datz states that, "..some brands of rabies vaccine are identical whether labeled as 1- or 3-year..."

2006 Canine & Feline Vaccination Guidelines, A Forum on Issues and Controversies by Dr. Richard B. Ford, DVM, Professor of Medicine, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine http://www.hcvma.org/notes/SpeakerNotesRichardFord.pdf Table 2 on Page 4 states: Vaccine Type: Rabies, 1-year: Minimum Duration of Immunity: 3 Years (must be administered annually)
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CALIFORNIA Medical Exemption Signed into Law

Postby Kris L. Christine » Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:20 pm

California Rabies Medical Exemption Signed into Law

On Friday, October 7, 2011, California's Governor signed a rabies medical exemption into law, Molly's Bill (AB 258), , http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bil ... tered.html . California is the 14th state to do so.

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MINNESOTA Rabies Vax Survey

Postby Kris L. Christine » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:03 pm

MINNESOTA Rabies Vax Survey: 88.8% of veterinarians responding to a rabies survey from the Board of Veterinary Medicine indicated they give a 3 year rabies vaccine; yet 53.3% fail to give pet owners a corresponding 3 year rabies certificate (36.2% issue a 2 year certificate, 17.1% issue "other"). When asked if they inform clients when they put a different expiration date on the rabies certificate than that on the vaccine administered, 40.9% responded that they did not inform the client.

A copy of this 12/14/11 report entitled "Rabies Vaccination Survey Report" may be requested from Dr. John King, Executive Director of the Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine (651) 201-2844 John.King@state.mn.us

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