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225 ILCS 605/18

    (225 ILCS 605/18) (from Ch. 8, par. 318)
    Sec. 18. The licensee shall:
    a. Maintain sanitary conditions.
    b. Insure proper ventilation.
    c. Provide adequate nutrition.
    d. Provide humane care and treatment of all animals under his jurisdiction.
    e. Take reasonable care to release for sale, trade, or adoption only those animals which are free of disease, injuries or abnormalities. A health certificate, meeting the requirements of the Department and issued by a licensed veterinarian for any such animal within 5 days before such sale, trade or adoption is prima facie evidence that the licensee has taken reasonable care, as required by this paragraph.
    f. Inspection of the premises of a licensee to determine compliance with this Act may be made only by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 78-900.)