Roles of the health department include:

  • Document human exposure to animal bites
  • Quarantine animals and enforce quarantine
  • Release animals from quarantine
  • Assist with the submission of laboratory samples
  • Co-sponsor mass vaccination clinics
  • Coordinate with medical staff on administration of prophylaxis rabies treatment

Laws and Regulations

KRS 258.005-085 


Animal Bite Report


Kentucky State Rabies Homepage

Rabies Algorithm

Rabies PEP Calendar 2012