UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
[Filed April 3, 2019, 11:36 a.m., effective May 4, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: The university successfully completed its expedited rule-making process with the amended definition of a service animal in WAC 478-128-020 and is proposing to make permanent those amendments. This proposal [amendment] is being done to align our definition in our WAC with the updates to RCW 49.60.040
concerning service animals.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 478-128-020 Definitions, animal control at the University of Washington.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-03-132 on January 18, 2019.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 3, 2019.
Barbara Lechtanski, Director
University Policy and Rules Office
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-08-016, filed 3/23/09, effective 4/23/09)
"Animal" means any living creature except human beings, fish, any research animal maintained in university facilities, or natural wildlife inhabiting university property. This definition includes, among other things, pets.
"Imminent danger" means a threat to human and/or animal life or university property that is immediate or reasonably foreseeable under the circumstances.
"Organic debris" means animal feces, urine, vomit, blood, etc.
"Owner" means any person having an interest in or right of possession to an animal, or any person having control, custody, or possession of an animal.
"Running at large" means to be off the owner's residential premises and not under the owner's direct control.
"Service animal" ((means an animal, including guide dogs, individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, as defined by applicable state and/or federal laws, which includes but is not limited to, guiding individuals who are blind or have low vision, alerting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, providing minimal protection, pulling a wheelchair, or fetching dropped items
))has the same meaning as defined in RCW 49.60.040
"Service animal in training" means ((an animal
))a dog or miniature horse
that is being trained ((for the purpose of assisting or accommodating an individual with a disability as defined by applicable state and/or federal laws
))to be a service animal, as that term is defined in RCW 49.60.040
"University property" means property that the university owns as well as property that the university operates, leases, rents, or otherwise controls.
"Working animal" means an animal that is trained for specific tasks and under the control of police, security or emergency personnel, or other university employees or agents. Examples of working animals include, but are not limited to, patrol, rescue, or sentry dogs and therapy animals.