New York Agriculture & Markets Law
Control of Vaccines, Serums and Other Preparations
For the purpose of detection, prevention, control or eradication of infectious or contagious diseases of domestic animals and fowls, the commissioner may make such exemptions and promulgate such orders, rules and regulations as he may deem necessary for the proper control, use, and distribution of any and all therapeutic preparations of microbiological origin used in the detection, prevention, control or eradication of such diseases within the state. The following provisions shall govern the disposition and use of such preparations.
(1) Such preparations used, sold, or given away in this state shall be labeled in conformity with the provisions of the federal virus-serum-toxin act of nineteen hundred thirteen, and any act or acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto.
(2) No person shall falsely label or mark any package or container of any such preparation, or alter any label or mark on any package or container of such preparation so as to falsify such label or mark.
(3) Such preparations, except those prepared by a federal or a designated state agency, prepared within or brought into the state to be retained, sold or given away within the state, for use in the detection, prevention, control or eradication of infectious or contagious diseases of domestic animals or fowls, or for the administration thereto for whatever purpose, shall be reported to the commissioner unless exempted by him. Such reports shall be made by the individual, firm, corporation or institution preparing or selling such preparations within the state, or receiving such preparations within the state to be retained, sold or given away. The reports shall show the character and purpose of the preparation, the quantity, the name and address of the manufacturer and the name and address of the person or firm to whom the product was sold or given away.
(4) Except by permission of the commissioner, the sale, or gift, or use of such preparations shall be confined to legally qualified veterinarians.
(5) Legally qualified veterinarians using such preparations, except those preparations exempted by the commissioner, in the detection, prevention, control, or eradication of infectious or contagious diseases of domestic animals or fowls shall make a report of such use to the commissioner immediately after the application or administration of such preparation. The report shall include the name and address of the owner or custodian of the animals, the character and purpose of the preparation employed, the amount used, and, if required by the commissioner, the identification of each animal and/or other necessary information.
(6) No person shall treat with or inject into any domestic animal any preparation, material or substance for the purpose of or with the effect of fraudulently interfering in any manner with a normal reaction to an officially prescribed test.
(7) No veterinarian shall certify or make a statement showing or tending to show that any domestic animal has been tested or examined and found free from an infectious or contagious disease, unless such certification shall show the character of the test, and bear a statement that the test was made by an officially accepted method, and that upon such test or examination the animal failed to give evidence of such disease.