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ANIMAL HEALTH ACT 1995 - SECT 51

Division 6 - Miscellaneous 51. Offence to expose an animal to List B disease

(1) A person must not knowingly expose any animal or animal material, directly or indirectly, to a List B disease, new disease or unknown disease –

(a) except as authorised by, and in accordance with any conditions specified in, a permit issued under subsection (3); or

(b) except as authorised by, and in accordance with any conditions specified in, a notice referred to in subsection (4).

Penalty:

Fine not exceeding 100 penalty units or a term of imprisonment not exceeding 12 months, or both.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to –

(a) exposure to a disease in the form of a veterinary chemical product registered under the Agvet Code of Tasmania; or

(b) exposure to a disease by the administration of a vaccine, or a diagnostic reagent, for a List B disease.

(3) The Chief Veterinary Officer may issue a permit authorising a person to expose an animal, animal material or class of animal or animal material to a List B disease, new disease or unknown disease.
(4) The Chief Veterinary Officer, by notice published in the Gazette, may authorise the exposure of an animal, animal material or class of animal or animal material to a List B disease, new disease or unknown disease either generally or in accordance with any conditions specified in the notice.



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