WAC 162-38-010     Scope and purpose of chapter.

     (1) Confined to unfair practices. This chapter interprets and implements the disability discrimination coverage provided by the law against discrimination regarding unfair practices in real estate transactions, RCW 49.60.222 through 49.60.340. This chapter applies to the unfair practices which the commission is empowered by RCW 49.60.120(4) to eliminate and prevent through the administrative process provided in RCW 49.60.230 through 49.60.270.

     (2) Principal statutes interpreted. The statutes principally interpreted in this chapter are RCW 49.60.222 through 49.60.225. This chapter does not define the scope of the civil right to be free from discrimination because of a disability declared in RCW 49.60.030 or interpret other statutes.

     (3) Sources of policy guidance. In applying and interpreting the provisions of the law against discrimination regarding discrimination in real estate transactions based upon the presence of a sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person, the commission is guided by the following:

          (a) Legislative policy statements found in RCW 49.60.010, 49.60.030, 70.84.010 and 70.92.100; and

          (b) The federal Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 42 U.S.C. 3601, et seq.

     (4) Related statutes and regulations. Chapter 70.92 RCW (provisions in buildings for aged and disabled persons); chapter 70.84 RCW ("white cane law" for disabled persons); chapter 19.27 RCW (state building code); chapter 162-26 WAC (disability discrimination in public accommodations); chapter 162-22 WAC (disability discrimination in employment); chapter 162-40 WAC (disability discrimination in credit transactions); chapter 162-36 WAC (unfair practices in real estate transactions); and chapter 51-30 WAC (standards for barrier-free facilities).

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 1997 c 271. 98-08-035, 162-38-010, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 49.60.240. 96-13-045, 162-38-010, filed 6/13/96, effective 7/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 82-19-086 (Order 41), 162-38-010, filed 9/22/82.]