(1) When pets are kept on the premises, the SUDF must write and adhere to procedures for their care and maintenance.
(2) When animals are kept on the premises, the following conditions must be met:
(a) proof of current vaccinations must be kept on file at the facility;
(b) pets not confined in enclosures must be under control;
(c) pets must not present a danger to clients, staff members, or visitors;
(d) pets are not permitted in food preparation, storage, or dining areas during meal preparation time or during meal service or in an area where their presence would create a significant health or safety risk to others;
(e) staff members and clients must wash their hands after handling animal food and animal waste;
(f) pets must be kept clean and disease-free;
(g) pet enclosures, bedding, equipment, and supplies are kept clean and in good repair; and
(h) protocols are in place to address how reasonable accommodations will be made for clients and staff members with allergies to animals housed in the facility or who may visit the facility as part of a therapeutic treatment program.
(3) The SUDF will not keep or bring in ferrets, turtles, iguanas, lizards, or other reptiles, psittacine birds (birds of the parrot family), or any wild or dangerous animals.
(4) This rule does not apply to service animals.
History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, MCA; NEW, 2022 MAR p. 1889, Eff. 9/24/22.