Inspections for services under this chapter are provided at the discretion of the department based on availability of staff and priorities. The department is not obligated to provide an inspection in response to a request. An applicant must place a service request in order to ensure staffing.
(1) Service requests must be received by the state veterinarian's office two business days prior to the date of the requested service.
(a) The notification requirement allows the department to secure adequate staffing to supply the requested service and to accommodate leave or adjust staffing for anticipated workloads.
(b) The notification requirement applies even if there is permanent staffing at the location.
(c) Failure to meet the notification requirement may result in denial of service.
(2) Service requests beyond the office's usual scope or volume will be provided only if adequate numbers of qualified employees are available.
(3) The department reserves the right to determine the number of personnel necessary to provide the requested service.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 16.36
RCW. WSR 09-03-022 and 09-03-023, § 16-91-030, filed 1/9/09, effective 2/9/09.]