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PDFWAC 16-610-062

Veterinarian and field livestock inspector certificationSuspension and revocation.

(1) The director may suspend or revoke a veterinarian's or field livestock inspector's certification to issue inspection certificates if the veterinarian or field livestock inspector knowingly:
(a) Makes or acquiesces in false or inaccurate statements on livestock inspection certificates regarding:
(i) The date or location of the inspection;
(ii) The marks, electronic official individual identification, or brands on the livestock inspected;
(iii) The owner's name; or
(iv) Any other statement about the livestock inspected.
(b) Fails to properly verify the ownership status of the animal before issuing an inspection certificate.
(c) Issues an inspection certificate without actually conducting an inspection of the livestock.
(d) Fails to submit inspection fees and certificates issued to the director within thirty days from the date of issue.
(e) Conducts livestock inspections when a conflict of interest exists.
(2) Actions under this section will be taken in accordance with chapter 34.05 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.57.025, [16.57.]350, [16.57.]450(8), 16.58.030, 16.65.020, and [16.65.]350. WSR 19-20-022, § 16-610-062, filed 9/23/19, effective 10/24/19. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.57, 16.58, 16.65 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-14-057, § 16-610-062, filed 6/28/07, effective 7/29/07; WSR 04-01-171, § 16-610-062, filed 12/23/03, effective 1/23/04.]
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