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15.01.15.00.htm 46:9 19-077-E (REG. 02) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 04/12/19―09/02/19. 15.01.15.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 01 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY Chapter 15 Use of Antimicrobial Drugs Authority: Agriculture Article, §3-1001, 3-1002, 3-1005, and 3-1006, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.01.15.01.htm 15.01.15.01. 01 Purpose.. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the restrictions on the use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in the production of cattle, swine and poultry.
15.01.15.02.htm 46:9 19-077-E (REG. 02) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 04/12/19―09/02/19. 15.01.15.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Animal” means cattle, swine or poultry.. 2) Elevated Risk.. a) “Elevated risk” means a risk that is significantly higher than that present under normal or standard operating conditions.b) “Elevated risk” does not include a risk typically or frequently present under normal or standard operating conditions.
15.01.15.03.htm 15.01.15.03. 03 When Permitted.. A. Except as provided in this regulation, a person may administer a medically important antimicrobial drug to cattle, swine, or poultry if, in the professional judgment of a licensed veterinarian, the medically important antimicrobial drug is necessary:1) To treat a disease or infection;. 2) To control the spread of a disease or infection; or. 3) For a surgery or medical procedure.. B. A person may administer a medically important antimicrobial drug to catt
15.01.15.04.htm 15.01.15.04. 04 Applicability.. Except as otherwise provided in federal law or regulation, this chapter does not apply to antimicrobial use in:A. Cattle on a farm operation that sells fewer than 200 cattle per year;. B. Swine on a farm operation that sells fewer than 200 swine per year; or. C. Poultry on a farm operation that sells fewer than 60,000 birds per year..
15.01.15.05.htm 15.01.15.05. 05 Civil Penalty.. A. The Department may impose a civil penalty on any person who violates the requirements of this chapter up to $2,000 for each violation.B. Before imposing any civil penalty under this chapter, the Department shall consider the following:1) The nature and gravity of each violation;. 2) The willfulness of the violation and the extent to which the existence of the violation was known to the person but uncorrected by the person; and
15.01.15.9999.htm 46:9 19-077-E (REG. 02) EMERGENCY ACTION IN EFFECT 04/12/19―09/02/19. 15.01.15.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 28, 2019 (46:2 Md. R. 53). Regulation .02 amended as an emergency provision effective April 12, 2019 (46:9 Md. R. 444).
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