Requirements for reporting diseases that are on the OIE notifiable disease list.
(1) Any veterinary laboratory or person licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Washington shall immediately report to the office of the state veterinarian the existence or suspected existence among any animals within the state of any reportable or notifiable diseases as published by the OIE (effective May 2013) or in this chapter.
(2) Case definitions shall conform to OIE standards under the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (22nd Edition, 2013) and the OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 6th Edition, (2008), with updates published online at: http://www.oie.int/manual-of-diagnostic-tests-and-vaccines-for-terrestrial-animals/.
(a) A case means an individual animal affected by one of the diseases listed on the OIE notifiable disease list or a disease listed in this chapter.
(b) The criterion by which "affected" is defined for each disease (for example: Clinical signs, serological evidence, etc.) is found in the Terrestrial Animal Health Code and Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals.
(c) The OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code can be found on the internet http://www.oie.int/en/international-standard-setting/terrestrial-code/access-online/. The Terrestrial Animal Health Code is available in web format; a hard copy version may be ordered from OIE.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.040
and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 15-02-027, § 16-70-010, filed 12/30/14, effective 1/30/15. Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36
RCW. WSR 07-10-087, § 16-70-010, filed 5/1/07, effective 6/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.010
(1), [16.36.]040 and [16.36.]080(4). WSR 00-06-064, § 16-70-010, filed 3/1/00, effective 4/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 16.36.096
. WSR 93-19-127 (Order 5011), § 16-70-010, filed 9/21/93, effective 10/22/93; Order 1005, Regulations 1-3, filed 7/22/66, effective 8/22/66; Order 655, Regulation 1, effective 5/19/53.]