WAC 162-38-050     Who is protected.

      (1) Scope. RCW 49.60.222 defines practices in connection with real estate transactions that are unfair when done because of "the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person." Nothing in this chapter or in chapter 49.60 RCW, however, prohibits treating disabled persons more favorably in a real estate transaction than persons who are not disabled.

     (2) Presence of disability. The presence of a sensory, mental, or physical disability includes, but is not limited to, an abnormal condition that:

          (a) Is medically cognizable or diagnosable;

          (b) Exists as a record or history; or

          (c) Is perceived to exist, whether or not it exists in fact.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 1997 c 271. 98-08-035, 162-38-050, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 49.60.240. 96-13-045, 162-38-050, filed 6/13/96, effective 7/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 82-19-086 (Order 41), 162-38-050, filed 9/22/82.]