WAC 162-38-040     Definitions. The following words or phrases are used in this chapter in the meaning given, unless the context clearly indicates another meaning.

     "Accessible" means usable or understandable by a person who is disabled, with reasonable effort and in reasonable safety.

     "Standards for barrier-free facilities" means standards for making building and facilities accessible to physically disabled persons, pursuant to chapter 51-30 WAC and chapter 70.92 RCW. See WAC 162-38-030(2), 162-38-070.

     "Disability" is short for "the presence of a sensory, mental or physical disability."

     "Landlord" means anyone other than the occupant of real property who attempts to control use of the property under claim of right arising out of an ownership interest in real property by that person or another person for whom that person acts. The term includes owners of rental property, trustees, receivers, persons controlling the common areas used in connection with condominiums, and agents or others acting in the interest of any such persons.

     "Rental property" includes real property that is rented or leased, offered for rental or lease, or built or maintained for rental or lease.

     "Structural" means the load-bearing members and essential structure or composition of a place, as distinguished from its finish, decorations or fittings. Examples of structural components are floors, walls, stairs, door openings, sidewalks, elevators, and escalators. Examples of things that are not structural are moveable walls, bathroom fixtures and partitions, fixtures such as water fountains (whether or not attached to a wall), doors and door hardware, cabinets, counters, handrails, signs (attached or painted), elevator controls, alarm systems, and carpeting and other floor covers.

     "Tenant" is a person who rents or seeks to rent real property.

     "'Dog guide' means a dog that is trained for the purpose of guiding blind persons or a dog that is trained for the purpose of assisting hearing impaired persons."

     "'Service animal' means an animal that is trained for the purpose of assisting or accommodating a disabled person's sensory, mental, or physical disability."

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 1997 c 271. 98-08-035, 162-38-040, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 49.60.240. 96-13-045, 162-38-040, filed 6/13/96, effective 7/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 82-19-086 (Order 41), 162-38-040, filed 9/22/82.]