Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 826.041
Reports of Rabies


A person who knows of an animal bite or scratch to an individual that the person could reasonably foresee as capable of transmitting rabies, or who knows of an animal that the person suspects is rabid, shall report the incident or animal to the local rabies control authority of the county or municipality in which the person lives, in which the animal is located, or in which the exposure occurs.


The report must include:


the name and address of the victim and of the animal’s owner, if known; and


any other information that may help in locating the victim or animal.


The local rabies control authority shall investigate a report filed under this section.
Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 678, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 44, Sec. 7, eff; May 5, 1995.

Source: Section 826.041 — Reports of Rabies, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­826.­htm#826.­041 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

§ 826.041’s source at texas​.gov