02 NCAC 52B .0202 OFFICIAL HEALTH CERTIFICATES: PERMITS
(a) An official health certificate is a legible record made on an official form from the state of origin, or from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, United States Department of Agriculture. All health certificates must be issued and signed by veterinarians accredited in the state of origin, veterinarians employed by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services, United States Department of Agriculture, or graduate veterinarian employed by the state of origin.
(b) The health certificate shall contain the names and addresses of the consignor and consignee, the origin of the animals, their final destination and an accurate description or identification of the animals (age, sex, breed and tag, tattoo or brand number). It shall also indicate the health status of the animals listed including dates and results of required tests and dates of pertinent vaccinations. Health certificates shall be void after 30 days except those for cattle and hogs entering the state for exhibition purposes; these shall be valid for 60 days from the date of issuance and the requirements for negative brucellosis or tuberculosis tests within 30 days of entry into the state shall be interpreted to mean within 60 days. Requests for permits to be issued in accordance with these Regulations should be directed to:
State Veterinarian of North Carolina
472 Agriculture Building
Post Office Box 26026
Raleigh, North Carolina 27611
All animals entering the state under permit shall be consigned to a resident of the state or to a legal entity authorized by law to do business within the state. All permits shall expire 15 days after the date of issuance.
History Note: Authority G.S. 106‑307.5; 106‑317; 106‑540;
Eff. April 1, 1984;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 26, 2017.