Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Rabies Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 105]
Rabies Regulations
Action 3339
General Information
Action Summary Regulations are necessary to implement the revisions made to certain rabies related sections of the Code of Virginia during the 2010 General Assembly session. These regulations will inform and add detail to the five rabies-related sections of the Code that were modified and one completely new section that was developed as part of the bill enacted by the General Assembly. Specific goals of these regulations include: developing a system for rabies vaccine exemptions, creating definitions for common terms in the rabies-related laws, and developing a model plan for rabies exposure response at the local level.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002637]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5620 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/22/2010.
6146 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/31/2014.
6978 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/31/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julia Murphy, DVM  / State Epidemiological Veterinarian
Address: 101 N 14th St
15th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-8113    FAX: (804)864-8131    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.