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PDFWAC 246-933-060

Patient abandonment.

The veterinarian shall always be free to accept or reject a particular patient, but once care is undertaken, the veterinarian shall not neglect the patient, as long as the person presenting the patient requests and authorizes the veterinarian's services for the particular problem. Emergency treatment not authorized by the owner shall not constitute acceptance of a patient.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. WSR 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as § 246-933-060, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; WSR 80-09-106 (Order PL 351), § 308-150-011, filed 7/23/80.]
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