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PDFWAC 246-01-060

Department and local health departments/districts—Relationship.

(1) The department works with local health departments/districts in partnership to promote public health.
(2) The department provides notification of outbreaks and epidemics of disease that may occur and advises local departments/districts of the measures necessary to prevent and control such outbreaks and epidemics.
(3) Upon the request of a local health officer, the department may take legal action to enforce public health laws, rules, and regulations of the state board of health or local rules and regulations within the jurisdiction served by the local health department, and may institute any civil legal proceeding authorized by state law.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.050. WSR 93-08-004 (Order 346), § 246-01-060, filed 3/24/93, effective 4/24/93.]
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