This model rule for rabies postexposure management of dogs and cats implements and particularizes the authority given to the local health director in G.S. 130A-197 to effectively and efficiently protect the public’s health utilizing the most current science. Accordingly, the Chatham County Board of Health adopts the recommendations and guidelines for rabies postexposure management of dogs and cats specified by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians in the 2016 edition of the Compendium of Animal Rabies Prevention and Control (Part 1. Rabies Prevention and Control B. Prevention and control methods in domestic and confined animals. 5. Postexposure Management). These provisions of the Compendium shall be the required control measures pursuant to G.S. 130A-197.