267.605. 1. All laboratories, whether privately operated or otherwise, shall be required to report the results of their findings of contagious, communicable or infectious disease in specimens submitted to them and as may be required by the department.
2. All persons operating such laboratories shall make application and shall obtain a permit from the department in order to conduct diagnostic tests on any kind of animals or birds or tissues therefrom, as may be submitted by such laboratories.
3. Before issuing a permit, the department shall determine that the laboratory does qualify for such permit. The department shall also at any time suspend or revoke the laboratory's permit for failure to comply with the provisions of sections 267.560 to 267.660 and the rules of the department.
4. Effective on and after January 1, 1960, the use of live or virulent hog cholera virus is prohibited, except as provided for in the rules of the department.
5. It shall be unlawful for any owner of livestock or animals as defined in sections 267.560 to 267.660, or for any veterinarian to withhold knowledge of or fail to report the existence of any contagious or communicable disease of livestock or animals owned or examined by him or in his possession.
(L. 1959 H.B. 501 § 10)
Missouri General Assembly