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(Effective until January 31, 2022)

PDFWAC 246-101-405

Responsibilities of veterinarians.

(1) Veterinarians shall:
(a) Notify the local health officer of the jurisdiction in which the human resides of any suspected human case or suspected human outbreak based on the human's exposure to a confirmed animal case of any disease listed in Table V-1 of this section:
Table V-1 (Conditions Notifiable by Veterinarians)
Notifiable Condition
Time Frame for Notification
Notifiable to Local Health Department
Anthrax
Immediately
Arboviral Disease
Within 24 hours
Brucellosis (Brucella species)
Within 24 hours
Burkholderia mallei (Glanders)
Immediately
Disease of suspected bioterrorism origin (including but not limited to anthrax)
Immediately
E. coli - Refer to "Shiga toxin-producing E. coli"
Immediately
Emerging condition with outbreak potential
Immediately
Influenza virus, novel or unsubtypable strain
Immediately
Leptospirosis
Within 24 hours
Plague
Immediately
Psittacosis
Within 24 hours
Q Fever
Within 24 hours
Rabies (suspected human or animal)
Immediately
Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections (enterohemorrhagic E. coli including, but not limited to, E. coli O157:H7)
Immediately
Tularemia
Immediately
 
(√) Indicates that the condition is notifiable to the local health department.
(b) Cooperate with public health authorities in the investigation of cases, suspected cases, outbreaks, and suspected outbreaks of zoonotic disease.
(c) Cooperate with public health authorities in the implementation of infection control measures including isolation and quarantine.
(d) Comply with requirements in chapter 16-70 WAC for submitting positive specimens and isolates for specific diseases, and provide information requested by the department or local health jurisdiction.
(2) The department of health shall:
(a) Coordinate with the state veterinarian at the department of agriculture to develop, maintain, and implement a procedure for notifying the department of animal cases of the conditions listed in Table V-1 of this section.
(b) Notify the local health jurisdiction of reported animal cases of the conditions in Table V-1 of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 11-02-065, § 246-101-405, filed 1/4/11, effective 2/4/11; WSR 00-23-120, § 246-101-405, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00.]
(Effective January 31, 2022)

PDFWAC 246-101-405

DutiesVeterinarians.

(1) A veterinarian shall cooperate with public health authorities in their:
(a) Investigation of human and animal cases, outbreaks, suspected outbreaks, and clusters of zoonotic disease; and
(b) Implementation of infection control measures.
(2) Cooperation with public health authorities includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Providing information requested by the department or local health jurisdiction; and
(b) Following infection control measures for:
(i) Humans under chapter 246-100 WAC;
(ii) Dogs, cats, ferrets, and hybrids under WAC 246-100-197; and
(iii) Other animals under chapter 16.36 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. WSR 21-11-040, § 246-101-405, filed 5/12/21, effective 1/31/22; WSR 11-02-065, § 246-101-405, filed 1/4/11, effective 2/4/11; WSR 00-23-120, § 246-101-405, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00.]
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