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2000

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Chapter 314 AN ACT RELATIVE TO VETERINARIANS REPORTING CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


Chapter 112 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 58A the following section:-

Section 58B. A veterinarian duly registered under section 55 who reports, in good faith and in the normal course of business, a suspected act of cruelty to animals prohibited under section 77 or section 94 of chapter 272 to a police officer, or a special state police officer appointed under section 57 of chapter 22C, shall not be liable in a civil or criminal action for reporting such act.

Approved November 9, 2000.

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