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Subchapter F. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS


PSITTACOSIS


27.181.    Records of the sale, purchase or exchange of psittacine birds.
27.182.    Procurement of birds where psittacosis exists.
27.183.    Occurrence of psittacosis.
27.184.    [Reserved].

IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS


27.191.    Importation of animals and animal products during a public health emergency.
27.192.    Importation and sale of live turtles.

DISPOSITION OF EFFECTS AND REMAINS OF INFECTED
PERSONS


27.201.    Disposition of articles exposed to contamination.
27.202.    Lease of premises occupied by a person with a communicable disease.
27.203.    Preparation for burial or transportation of deceased human bodies..
27.204.    Funeral services.
27.205.    [Reserved].

Cross References

   This subchapter cited in 28 Pa. Code §  101.4 (relating to definitions).

PSITTACOSIS


§ 27.181. Records of the sale, purchase or exchange of psittacine birds.

 A dealer who purchases, sells, exchanges or gives away a bird of the psittacine family shall keep a record for 2 years of each transaction. This record shall include the number of birds purchased, sold, exchanged or given away, the date of the transaction, and the name and address of the person from whom purchased, to whom sold or given away, or with whom exchanged. Records shall be available for official inspection.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.181 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243702) to (243703).

§ 27.182. Procurement of birds where psittacosis exists.

 No person who sells, exchanges, gives away or otherwise disposes of psittacine birds may procure the birds from a source where psittacosis is known to exist.

§ 27.183. Occurrence of psittacosis.

 (a)  The occurrence of a case of psittacosis in the human or avian family shall be cause for the LMRO to make an epidemiologic investigation to determine the source of infection.

 (b)  Psittacine birds or other birds found on the same premises with a case of human or avian psittacosis shall be quarantined and treated, or destroyed, as prescribed by the Department or local health authority. Aviaries, pet shops or other sources from which the birds were procured shall be quarantined until the quarantine is terminated by the Department or local health authority. If quarantine is not maintained, the Department or local health authority may seize and destroy the birds for which quarantine was ordered. The Department or local health authority shall destroy the bodies of the birds in a manner which will preclude, insofar as possible, the dissemination of the suspected infecting organism.

 (c)  A bird with psittacosis that has been placed under quarantine may not be sold or removed from isolation until it has been treated for at least 7 days. After 7 days, the bird may be sold, but the seller shall make the buyer aware in writing of the significance of psittacosis and the signs and symptoms for which to look. The signed receipt shall include a copy of any documents provided to the new owner, and shall be maintained at the place of sale for 6 months after the sale of the quarantined bird. The duration of additional treatment necessary shall be established at the time of sale and the seller shall inform the new owner of the duration of the additional treatment. The seller shall supply the new owner with a supply of medicated feed sufficient for the duration of the treatment.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.183 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243703).

§ 27.184. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.184 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243703).

IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS


§ 27.191. Importation of animals and animal products during a public health emergency.

 In the event of a public health emergency, the Department may direct the following procedures for the importation of animals or animal products:

   (1)  Permit required. The Department may designate a specific type of animal or animal product which may not be brought or transported into this Commonwealth unless that animal or animal product is accompanied by a permit issued by the Department or other agency authorized by the Department to issue permits.

   (2)  Issuance of permits. A permit will be issued upon request if the source of the animal or animal product is established to the satisfaction of the Department or its agent and that source is known to be free of infection.

   (3)  Destruction of animals and animal products. If the animal or animal product is not accompanied by a permit or if the source is not the same as that set forth in the permit, the animal or animal product shall be immediately seized and destroyed and the means of conveyance disinfected at the expense of the owner.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.191 amended November 2, 1979, effective November 3, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 3643; amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243704).

§ 27.192. Importation and sale of live turtles.

 A live turtle may not be sold or distributed or offered for sale or distribution within this Commonwealth except when the seller or distributor of the turtles shall warrant to the satisfaction of the Department that the shipment of turtles is free from salmonella contamination. The Department may waive the requirements of this section for live turtles sold or distributed within this Commonwealth for the purposes of research, other zoological purposes or for food.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  27.192 amended under the Disease Prevention and Control Law of 1955 (35 P. S. § §  521.1—521.21); and the act of March 3, 1972 (P. L. 102, No. 37) (35 P. S. § §  1071—1077).

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.192 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243704).

DISPOSITION OF EFFECTS AND REMAINS OF
INFECTED PERSONS


§ 27.201. Disposition of articles exposed to contamination.

 A person may not give, lend, sell, transmit or expose, without previous cleaning and a certificate from the Department or local health authority attesting to the cleaning of bedding, clothing, rags or other articles which have been exposed to contamination from bubonic plague, smallpox (variola, varioloid) or anthrax, except when the transmission of the articles is made with proper precaution and with the permission of the Department or local health authority for the purpose of having them cleaned.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.201 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (243704) to (243705).

§ 27.202. Lease of premises occupied by a person with a communicable disease.

 A person may not rent a room, house or part of a house in which there has been a person suffering from a communicable disease to another person without having the room, house or part of a house and articles therein previously cleaned to the satisfaction of the Department or local health authority prior to occupancy. The keeping of a hotel, boarding house or an apartment house shall be deemed as renting part of a house to a person who shall be admitted as a guest into the hotel, boarding house or apartment house.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.202 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243705).

§ 27.203. Preparation for burial or transportation of deceased human bodies.

 In the preparation for burial of a body of a person who had died of amebiasis, anthrax, cholera, diphtheria, plague, poliomyelitis, scarlet fever, shigellosis, smallpox, typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever, salmonellosis or other known or suspected communicable diseases, it shall be the duty of the undertaker or person acting as such to disinfect thoroughly by arterial and cavity injection with approved disinfectant fluid and to wash the surface of the body with an efficient germicidal solution and to effectually plug the body orifices.

Cross References

   This section cited in 28 Pa. Code §  125.14 (relating to removal of dead body from patient unit to morgue).

§ 27.204. Funeral services.

 Services held in connection with the funeral of a person who has died with a disease for which isolation or quarantine is required, shall be private when so ordered by the Department or local health authority having jurisdiction in the area in which the services shall be held. When the local health authority is not an LMRO, the local health authority shall consult with and receive the approval of the Department prior to making the order. The attendance at private funerals shall include only the immediate relatives of the deceased and the necessary number of pallbearers.

Source

   The provisions of this §  27.204 amended January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243705).

§ 27.205. [Reserved].


Source

   The provisions of this §  27.205 reserved January 25, 2002, effective January 26, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 491. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (243705).



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