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*** CHANGE IN 2019 *** (SEE 1931-S.SL) ***
For purposes of this chapter:
(1) "Health care setting" means:
(a) Hospitals as defined in RCW 70.41.020;
(b) Home health, hospice, and home care agencies under chapter 70.127 RCW, subject to RCW 49.19.070;
(c) Evaluation and treatment facilities as defined in RCW 71.05.020; and
(d) Community mental health programs as defined in *RCW 71.24.025.
(2) "Department" means the department of labor and industries.
(3) "Employee" means an employee as defined in RCW 49.17.020.
(4) "Violence" or "violent act" means any physical assault or verbal threat of physical assault against an employee of a health care setting.


Reviser's note: *(1) RCW 71.24.025 was amended by 2016 sp.s. c 29 § 501, deleting the definition of "community mental health program."
(2) This section was amended by 2007 c 375 § 10 and by 2007 c 414 § 3, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
FindingsPurposeConstructionSeverability2007 c 375: See notes following RCW 10.31.110.
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