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PDFWAC 415-104-510

Minimum standards for membership—Physical examination.

(1) Requirements:
(a) Medical examination administered by a licensed physician or surgeon as set forth under provisions of chapter 18.71 RCW. Physician or surgeon to be appointed by the appropriate city or county disability board. Causes for rejection will be consistent with recommendations outlined in these standards.
(b) A medical history will be supplied by each applicant to the examining physician. The medical history will include information on past and present diseases, injuries, and operations.
(c) The applicant must possess normal vision. He must demonstrate normal visual functions and visual acuity not less than 20/100 vision in each eye without correction and corrected to 20/20 in the better eye and 20/30 in the lesser eye. He must possess normal color vision.
(d) Applicant must possess normal hearing. Hearing acuity level to be determined by audiometric hearing test.
(e) Applicant must be at least eighteen years of age, and shall not have reached forty-five years of age at the time of appointment.
(f) Retention on a permanent basis by the employer of the results of the physical examination on all applicants employed under these standards is required.
(2) Procedure:
(a) Completion of the report of medical history by the applicant.
(b) The physical examination will be conducted by a licensed physician or surgeon after a review of the report of medical history completed by the applicant.
(c) The physician shall record his findings on the report of medical history and shall note thereon, for evaluation by the hiring authority, any past or present physical defects, diseases, injuries, operations, or conditions of an abnormal or unusual nature and whether applicant is or is not qualified. Reports of medical history shall be typewritten or printed, and the summary of defects and diagnosis shall refer to the applicable section of these standards as cause for rejection.
(d) Physical examination reports shall be placed in permanent files by the employer and must be available for examination at any reasonable time by representatives of the retirement system board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(5), 41.50.090 and 41.26.051. WSR 84-03-047 (Order V), § 415-104-510, filed 1/18/84. Statutory Authority: RCW 41.50.050(6) and 41.50.090. WSR 78-03-023 (Order IV), § 415-104-510, filed 2/15/78. Formerly WAC 297-50-020.]
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