The Board, in consultation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the State Veterinarian, and representatives of appropriate agriculture agencies and organizations, may promulgate regulations pertaining to diseases in wildlife populations. The regulations shall include, but not be limited to, (i) measures to be implemented to eradicate or prevent the spread of such diseases and (ii) procedures for the condemnation and indemnification of captive wildlife. Regulations promulgated by the Board under this section shall not conflict with (a) the laws enforced by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, or (b) the regulations, orders, proclamations, quarantines, or authority of the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the State Veterinarian, or the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Livestock and poultry shall not be governed by any regulations promulgated under this section by the Board.; As used in and for the purposes of this title only, or in any of the regulations of the Board, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning: “Board” means the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries. “Department” means the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. “Director” means the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
Citation: VA Code Ann. § 29.1-103.1; VA Code Ann. § 29.1-100;