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(1) Upon the rabies vaccination of any dog, the veterinarian performing the vaccination shall transmit a copy of the vaccination certificate to the Lane County Health Administrator.

(2) The animal regulation authority shall be responsible for the administration of this section.

(3) A rabies tag fee, and a tag replacement fee, may be established for those dogs required to be licensed pursuant to section 4.395 of this code, and the fees shall be set pursuant to section 2.020 of this code. Upon receipt of the fee, a serial-numbered rabies tag, identifying its expiration date, may be issued to the owner of the dog.

(4) Information received from a veterinarian identifying any owner, address or phone number, or rabies tag serial number, shall be considered a part of the veterinarian’s customer list, and will not be disclosed except to the following, who shall keep it confidential as permitted by law:

(a) Oregon Department of Human Services;

(b) The animal regulation authority;

(c) A physician, or any emergency medical personnel, treating a patient who has been bitten, scratched, or who may have been otherwise exposed to a zoonotic disease;

(d) A veterinarian treating an animal that has been bitten, scratched, or who may have been otherwise exposed to a zoonotic disease; and

(e) Federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies investigating potential rabies transmission.

(Section 4.403 added by Ordinance No. 20342, enacted and effective March 9, 2005.)