Notice of Public Hearing
The Hoke County Board of Health will hold a public hearing to accept public comments
on the proposed Board of Health Rule for Post-exposure Management of Dogs and
Cats. The public hearing will be on Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:00PM at the Hoke
County Health Department, 683 East Palmer Road, Raeford, NC, 28376.
Board of Health Rule for Post-exposure Management of Dogs and Cats
This rule for rabies post-exposure management of dogs and cats implements and
particularizes the authority given to the local health director in N.C.G.S. §130A-197 to
effectively and efficiently protect the public's health utilizing the most current science.
Accordingly, the Hoke County Board of Health adopts the recommendations and
guidelines for rabies post-exposure management of dogs and cats specified by
the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians in the 2016 edition
of the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control (Part I. Rabies
Prevention and Control; B. Prevention and control methods in domestic and
confined animals. and 5. Post-exposure Management). These provisions of the
Compendium shall be the required control measures pursuant to N.C.G.S. §130A-197.