WAC 162-38-060     General rules.

     (1) General principles apply. The unfair practices in real estate transactions as defined in RCW 49.60.222 through 49.60.225 apply to claims of disability discrimination. This chapter deals with special questions as to the application of the law to disability discrimination. Where no special provision is made by the statute, by this chapter, or by exception by the commissioners under WAC 162-06-030, general principles of nondiscrimination apply.

     (2) Statutory rules. It is an unfair practice for any person to do any of the acts enumerated in RCW 49.60.222 through 49.60.225 because of the presence of a sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a disabled person. For purposes of this chapter, an unfair practice in a real estate transaction on the basis of a disability includes discrimination because of a disability of the buyer or renter, a person residing in or intending to reside in that dwelling after it is so sold, rented or made available, or any person associated with that buyer or renter.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 1997 c 271. 98-08-035, 162-38-060, filed 3/23/98, effective 4/23/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3) and 49.60.240. 96-13-045, 162-38-060, filed 6/13/96, effective 7/14/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.60.120(3). 82-19-086 (Order 41), 162-38-060, filed 9/22/82.]