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The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
(1) "Attorney-in-fact" means an agent authorized by an individual to act on his or her behalf pursuant to a power of attorney.
(2) "Long-term care services" means services provided through the department of social and health services either in a hospital or skilled nursing facility, or in another setting under a home and community-based waiver authorized under 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1396n.
(3) "Office" means the office of public guardianship.
(4) "Public guardian" means an individual or entity providing public guardianship services.
(5) "Public guardianship services" means the services provided by a guardian or limited guardian appointed under *chapters 11.88 and 11.92 RCW, who is compensated under a contract with the office of public guardianship.
(6) "Representative payee" means the designated agent for a recipient of government benefits whom a government agency has determined to be incapable of managing his or her benefits.
(7) "Supported decision-making assistance" means support for an individual with diminished decision-making ability in making decisions affecting health or safety or to manage financial affairs. Assistance includes, without limitation, acting as a representative payee, an attorney-in-fact, a trustee, or a public guardian.
(8) "Trustee" means a person or organization named in a trust agreement to handle trust property for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries in accordance with the terms of the agreement.


Reviser's note: *(1) Chapters 11.88 and 11.92 RCW were repealed by 2019 c 437 § 801, effective January 1, 2021. For later enactment, see chapter 11.130 RCW.
(2) The definitions in this section have been alphabetized pursuant to RCW 1.08.015(2)(k).
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