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WAC 446-40-020

Definitions.

(1) The term "active service," as it applies to a member of the Washington state patrol, is defined as all performance of duties of whatever type, performed pursuant to orders by a superior of the member, provided, such duties shall be consistent with the responsibilities of the Washington state patrol. "Active service" shall consist of "line duty" and "other duty."
(2) "Line duty" is active service which encompasses the traffic law enforcement duties and/or other law enforcement responsibilities of the Washington state patrol. These duties encompass all law enforcement activities, accident and criminal investigations, or actions requiring physical exertion or exposure to hazardous elements.
(3) "Other duty" is active service which encompasses activities consistent with the responsibilities of the Washington state patrol, but which do not foreseeably require more physical exertion than that normally required for the performance of clerical tasks.
(4) "Disability" is defined as any injury or incapacitation of such an extent as to render a member of the Washington state patrol mentally or physically incapable of active service.
(5) "Applicant" as the term is used in this regulation shall refer either to the member or to the department, whichever is initiating action pursuant to this regulation.
(6) The term "member" is defined as a regularly commissioned officer in the Washington state patrol.
(7) The term "chief" in this regulation refers to the chief of the Washington state patrol.
(8) The term "personnel officer" is defined as the person designated by the chief to be responsible for personnel matters within the Washington state patrol.
(9) The term "department" refers to the Washington state patrol as a state agency.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.43.040. WSR 89-10-015 (Order 89-01-RD), § 446-40-020, filed 4/24/89; Order II, § 446-40-020, filed 11/22/74.]
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