Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this section and RCW 43.20A.725
(1) "Hearing impaired" means those persons who are certified to be deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing, and those persons who are certified to have a hearing disability limiting their access to telecommunications.
(2) "Speech impaired" means persons who are certified to be unable to speak or who are certified to have a speech impairment limiting their access to telecommunications.
(3) "Department" means the department of social and health services.
(4) "Office" means the office of deaf and hard of hearing within the state department of social and health services.
Relation to other telecommunications device systems—1987 c 304:
"Nothing in RCW 43.20A.725
is inconsistent with any telecommunications device systems created by county legislative authorities under RCW 70.54.180
. To the extent possible, the office, utilities and transportation commission, the TDD advisory committee, and any other persons or organizations implementing the provisions of RCW 43.20A.725
will use the telecommunications devices already in place and work with county governments in ensuring that no duplication of services occurs." [ 1987 c 304 § 5