(3) Any laboratory in this state that conducts examinations of animals for rabies
shall report all of the following data to the department within 7 days after examination:
(a) Species of animal.
(b) Name and address of the owner of the animal.
(c) Name and address of the person who submits the specimen.
(d) Name and address of the individuals who have been exposed to the animal or the
name and address of the owner of the pet that has been exposed to the animal.
(e) Date and results of the examination.
(4) A physician who performs a postmortem on the body of an individual who died
of rabies or who was suspected of dying of rabies shall immediately submit nonpreserved
portions of the hippocampus major and spinal cord to the department for rabies
examination. A history of the case shall accompany the specimens.
(5) An animal that has bitten an individual or otherwise potentially exposed an
individual to rabies shall be handled pursuant to the provisions of the publication
entitled "Compendium of Animal Rabies Control, 2011" issued by the national
association of state public health veterinarians (NASPHV). The provisions of the
publication entitled "Compendium of Animal Rabies Control, 2011 2008" or most
recent version, are adopted by reference in these rules. Copies of this publication may be
obtained from the State Public Health Veterinarian, Communicable Disease Division,
Bureau of Disease Control, Prevention & Epidemiology, Michigan Department of
Community Health, 201 Townsend Street, 5th Floor, Lansing, Michigan 48909 at no
cost as of the time of adoption of these rules.
(6) Any person who has knowledge of an animal bite where rabies is suspected
shall, within 24 hours of the biting incident, report the bite to the appropriate local
health department and to the local health department where the bite occurred. The
report shall include all of the following information:
(a) Animal species inflicting the bite.
(b) Animal owner's name, address, and telephone number.
(c) Vaccination status of the animal.
(d) Date and location of the biting incident.
(e) Name, address, and telephone number of the individual bitten.
(f) Site of the bite on the body.
(g) Name of the reporter of the bite.
(7) Upon request by the department or local health department, any person who has
information regarding the identity, whereabouts, or vaccination status of an animal
that that has bitten an individual or otherwise potentially exposed an individual to
rabies, or information about the owner of the animal, shall provide information about
the animal or the animal's owner to the department or local health department.
History: 1993 AACS; 1999 AACS; 2009 AACS; 2015 AACS.
R 325.181 Confidentiality of reports, records, and data pertaining to testing,
diagnosis, care, treatment, reporting, and research.
Rule 11. (1) This rule applies to the communicable, serious communicable, chronic
and noncommunicable diseases, infections, and disabilities listed and maintained by the