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HB 40 Evidence; confidentiality of certain medical information of animals within a veterinarian’s care; provide exception

Voted on Wednesday February 22, 2017

Michael Caldwell's thoughts

If a person is bitten by a dog or any other pet under current law, the patient (or parents) have no right to the immunization record (or other medical records) of the pet. This can result in patients receiving some (extremely painful) unnecessary treatments for rabies, etc. that were not necessary to begin with.

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Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 165 91.7% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 11 6.1%

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