jQuery Validate and depends

I am using jQuery validate to validate a form.  I have mulitple fields that are required if a select box is a certain value.
do i have to do this (see code)
employee_firstname: {
						required: {
							depends: function(element){
								if($("#person_responsible").val()=='6'){
									return true;
								} else {
									return false;	
								}
							}
						}
					}

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for eac of the dependent fileds or is there a way to say all these other fields are required if the select is a certain value
Thanks
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jduawaAsked:
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Justin MathewsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
If you want to apply the same rule for multiple elements with names starting with, say, "employee" you can add this code to your $(document).ready() function:
$(document).ready(function(){ 
$("input[name^=employee]").each(function(){
	$(this).rules("add", {
		required: {
		depends: function(elem){$("#person_responsible").val()=='6';}},
		messages: {
			required: "This field is required"
		}
	} );			
});

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