Arkansas - Animal Abuse Resources for Veterinarians

Last updated June 2015

The material provided below is a periodically updated summary. Legal requirement may change at any time so it is imperative that you follow the links provided to the current law or statute relating to animal abuse reporting by veterinarians. The absence of specific legal requirements or protections relating to veterinarians should not be taken as an exemption from the responsibility to report abuse which may exist under other non-veterinarian-specific legislation, regulations or professional guidelines. [Back to Map].

Covered person: any persons (5-62-107), licensed veterinarian or person acting under the direction of licensed veterinarian (5-62-109)
Animal Abuse Reporting is: not specified
Reportable Offenses: not specified
Good Faith Reporting has: Immunity
"immune from civil and criminal liability" (5-62-107)
"Immune from suit" (5-62-109)
Report to: not specified
Release of records requires: not specified

Arkansas State Law

Found in Title 5 Criminal Offenses Subtitle 6. Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Or Welfare Chapter 62 Animals Subchapter 1 -- General Provisions A.C.A. § 5-62-109 (2015), A.C.A. § 5-62-107 (2015)