955.42 Reimbursement for rabies bite.

A person bitten or injured by an animal afflicted with rabies, if the bite or injury has caused the person to employ medical or surgical treatment, may present, within four months after the bite or injury and at a regular meeting of the board of county commissioners of the county where the bite or injury was received, an itemized account of the expenses incurred and amount paid by the person for medical and surgical treatment, verified by the person's own affidavit and that of the person's attending physician. The administrator or executor of the estate of a deceased person may present such an account, execute such an affidavit on behalf of the deceased person, and present that affidavit and the attending physician's affidavit to the board within that four-month period. If the person so bitten or injured is a minor, the person's parent or guardian may present such an account, execute such an affidavit on behalf of the person, and present that affidavit and the attending physician's affidavit to the board within that four-month period. The person, the administrator or executor, or the parent or guardian, as applicable, shall present, with the account and affidavits, documentation establishing that the person, the person's estate, or the parent or guardian, as applicable, is unable, without deprivation of basic needs, to further provide for the payment of the expenses incurred for the medical or surgical treatment.

Effective Date: 10-13-2000