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DOMESTIC ANIMALS ACT 1994 - SECT 44AC

Persons who may inspect the register

    (1)     The following persons may, in accordance with the regulations, inspect information kept in the register—

        (a)     the Secretary or a person employed in the Department acting in the course of his or her duties under this Act;

        (b)     an authorised officer appointed under section 71 or 72 acting in the course of his or her duties under this Act;

        (c)     a Council or a person engaged or employed by a Council acting in the course of his, her or its duties under this Act.

    (2)     A person to whom any one of the following paragraphs applies may, in accordance with the regulations, inspect information kept in the register relating to a particular dog for the purpose set out in the paragraph which applies to that person—

        (a)     the owner of the dog, for the purposes of confirming details relating to the dog and the owner;

        (b)     a person to whom the owner of the dog has given consent, for the purposes of confirming details relating to the dog and the owner;

        (c)     a person who wishes to purchase the dog, for the purposes of confirming whether the dog is a dangerous or menacing dog or a dog that has been declared to be a restricted breed dog under this Act;

        (d)     a veterinary practitioner who is in the course of carrying on his or her practice, for the purposes of confirming whether the dog he or she is treating or intends to treat is a dangerous or menacing dog or a dog that has been declared to be a restricted breed dog under this Act;

S. 44AC(2)(e) amended by No. 65/2007 s. 44(Sch. 1 item 1).

        (e)     the holder of an animal registry licence who is in the course of carrying on the business of providing an animal registry service, for the purposes of confirming whether the dog is a dangerous or menacing dog or a dog that has been declared to be a restricted breed dog under this Act;

        (f)     the proprietor of a domestic animal business that is an animal shelter who is in the course of conducting that business on a premises registered for that purpose under Division 1 of Part 4, for the purposes of confirming whether the dog is a dangerous or menacing dog or a dog that has been declared to be a restricted breed dog under this Act;

        (g)     a person employed or engaged by a person referred to in paragraph (d), (e) or (f) who is in the course of carrying out his or her duties as such an employee or under the engagement (as the case may be), for the purposes set out in the relevant paragraph;

        (h)     a person approved by the Secretary for the purposes of carrying out research (including the compilation, analysis and publication of statistics relating to dangerous dogs, menacing dogs or dogs that have been declared to be restricted breed dogs under this Act) except information that relates to the owner of the dog.

    (3)     A person who, in accordance with subsection (2) inspects information kept in the register, may request a copy of that information on the payment of the prescribed fee for the giving of such a copy to the person.

S. 44AD inserted by No. 69/2004 s. 30.



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