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WAC 388-107-1610

Pets.

(1) Each resident must have a reasonable opportunity to have regular contact with animals, if desired.
(2) The enhanced services facility must:
(a) Consider the recommendations of enhanced services facility residents and staff;
(b) Determine how to provide resident's access to animals;
(c) Determine the type and number of animals available in the facility, which the facility can safely manage. Such animals should include only those customarily considered domestic pets;
(d) Ensure that any resident's rights, preferences, and medical needs are not compromised by the presence of an animal; and
(e) Ensure any animal visiting or living on the premises has a suitable temperament, is healthy, and otherwise poses no significant health or safety risks to residents, staff, or visitors.
(3) Animals living on the enhanced services facility premises must:
(a) Have regular examinations and immunizations, appropriate for the species, by a veterinarian licensed in Washington state; and
(b) Be veterinarian certified to be free of diseases transmittable to humans.
(4) Pets must be restricted from:
(a) Central food preparation areas; and
(b) Residents who object to the presence of pets.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, ยง 388-107-1610, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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