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PDFWAC 415-104-700

Spine and sacroiliac joints.

The report of the medical history by the examining physician requires a full back X-ray (cervical-dorsal-lumbar-sacral). See WAC 415-104-588. The following conditions of the spine and sacroiliac joints are causes for rejection of membership:
(1) Arthritis, see WAC 415-104-588(1);
(2) Complaint of disease or injury of the spine or sacroiliac joints either with or without objective signs and symptoms which have prevented the individual from successfully following a physically active vocation in civilian life. Substantiation or documentation of the complaint without symptoms and objective signs is required;
(3) Deviation or curvature of spine from normal alignment, structure, or function (scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis, spina bifida acculta, spondylolysis, etc.) if:
(a) Mobility and weight-bearing power is poor;
(b) More than moderate restriction of normal physical activities is required;
(c) Of such a nature as to prevent the individual from following a physically active vocation in civilian life;
(d) Of a degree which will interfere with the wearing of required equipment;
(e) Symptomatic, associated with positive physical finding(s) demonstrable by X-ray;
(4) Disease of the lumbosacral or sacroiliac joints of a chronic type and obviously associated with pain referred to the lower extremities, muscular spasm, postural deformities and limitation of motion in the lumbar region of the spine;
(5) Granulomatous diseases either active or healed;
(6) Healed fracture of the spine or pelvic bones with associated symptoms which have prevented the individual from following a physically active vocation in civilian life or which preclude the satisfactory performance of required duties;
(7) Ruptured nucleus pulposus (herniation of intervertebral disk) or history of operation for this condition;
(8) Spondylolyssis or spondylolisthesis that is symptomatic or is likely to interfere with performance of duty or is likely to require assignment limitations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), ยง 415-104-700, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-50-220.]
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