RCW 71A.26.020

Definitions.

The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Administration" means the division of the department responsible for providing services to eligible persons, but does not include the division of the department responsible for the licensing and certification of services and facilities for eligible persons.
(2) "Assessment" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 71A.10.020.
(3) "Client" means a person who has a developmental disability as defined in RCW 71A.10.020 and has been determined to be eligible to receive services under chapter  71A.16 RCW.
(4) "Department" means the department of social and health services.
(5) "Developmental disabilities ombuds" means the office created under chapter 43.382 RCW.
(6) "Eligible person" has the same meaning as defined in RCW 71A.10.020.
(7) "Legal representative" means a parent of a client under age eighteen, a court-appointed guardian or limited guardian under Title 11 RCW if the subject matter is within the scope of the guardianship order, or any other person authorized by law to act for the client.
(8) "Necessary supplemental accommodation representative" means an individual who receives copies of administration correspondence in order to help a client or eligible person understand the documents and exercise the client or eligible person's rights. The necessary supplemental accommodation representative is identified by the client or eligible person when the client or eligible person does not have a legal guardian and is requesting or receiving services from the administration.
(9) "Provider" means an individual, a facility, or an agency that is one or more of the following: Licensed, certified, contracted by the department, or state operated to provide services to administration clients.
(10) "Restraint" includes:
(a) Physical restraint, which is a manual method, obstacle, or physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment attached or adjacent to the client's body that restricts freedom of movement or access to the client's body, is used for discipline or convenience, and is not required to treat the client's medical symptoms; and
(b) Chemical restraint, which is a psychopharmacologic drug that is used for discipline or convenience and is not required to treat the client's medical symptoms.
(11) "Restriction" means a limitation on the client's use or enjoyment of property, social activities, or engagement in the community.
(12) "Service plan" means any plan required by the department to deliver the services authorized by the administration to the client.
[ 2020 c 271 § 2.]