WAC 162-26-070     General rules.

     (1) Rules. Except where exempted by RCW 49.60.215 or excepted by ruling of the commissioners under WAC 162-06-030, it is an unfair practice under RCW 49.60.215 for any person in the operation of a place of public accommodation, because of disability or use of a trained dog guide or service animal:

          (a) To refuse to serve a person;

          (b) To charge for reasonably accommodating the special needs of a disabled person, or for arranged service as defined in this chapter;

          (c) To require a disabled person accompanied by a trained dog guide or service animal in any of the places listed in RCW 70.84.010(3) to pay an extra charge for the trained dog guide or service animal;

          (d) To treat a disabled person as not welcome, accepted, desired, or solicited the same as a nondisabled person;

          (e) To segregate or restrict a person or deny a person the use of facilities or services in connection with the place of public accommodation where same service is possible without regard to the disability;

          (f) To fail to reasonably accommodate the known physical, sensory, or mental limitations of a disabled person, when same service would prevent the person from fully enjoying the place of public accommodation, as provided in WAC 162-26-080; or

          (g) To fail to arrange service under the rules in WAC 162-26-090 when reasonable accommodation is not possible and same service treatment would prevent the disabled person from fully enjoying the place of public accommodation.

     (2) Exceptions may be granted. The commission will grant exceptions to the rules of this chapter under the standards set out in WAC 162-06-030.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 1997 c 271. 98-08-035, 162-26-070, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 82-19-086 (Order 41), 162-26-070, filed 9/22/82.]