Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after section 12Y, added by section 1 of chapter 298 of the acts of 1985, the following section:-
Section 12Z. Every physician attending or treating a case of dog bite or whenever any such case is treated in a hospital, sanatorium or other institution, the manager, superintendent or other person in charge thereof, shall report such case within twenty-four hours to the inspector of animals of the city or town where such dog bite occurred; provided, however, that if such city or town does not have an inspector of animals said report shall be made to the dog officer.