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PDFWAC 137-25-020


For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:
(1) Aggravated assault - An assault resulting in a documented physical injury requiring treatment in a medical facility/treatment center by medical staff including, but not limited to, bandaging, suturing, surgery, etc. An examination conducted by medical staff to determine whether an injury has been sustained shall not be considered treatment.
(2) Assault - A physical attack upon the body of another person. The attack may be made with any instrument including, but not limited to, weapons, body parts, food products, or bodily secretions.
(3) Attempting - Putting forth an effort to commit any violation.
(4) Bodily harm - Physical pain or injury, illness, or impairment of physical condition.
(5) Conspiring - Entering into an agreement with another person(s) to commit a violation.
(6) Facility - A correctional facility as defined in RCW 72.09.015.
(7) Infraction - A term designating the procedures and documents related to incarcerated individual misconduct and the facility disciplinary process.
(8) Incarcerated individual - An inmate as defined in RCW 72.09.015.
(9) Possessing - When an item(s) is found on an incarcerated individual or in an incarcerated individual's assigned area of responsibility.
(10) Sex act - Includes, but is not limited to, any of the following acts: Genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal contact/penetration; genital or anal contact/penetration with an inanimate object; masturbation; sadistic/masochistic abuse; bondage; bestiality; and/or bodily excretory behavior which appears to be sexual in nature.
(11) Sexual assault against a staff member - An incident in which one or more of the following actions is taken or threatened against a staff member without their consent or when they are unable to consent or refuse:
(a) Contact between genitalia (i.e., penis, vagina) or between genitalia and the anus involving penetration, however slight. This does not include kicking, grabbing, or punching genitals when the intent is to harm or debilitate rather than to sexually exploit.
(b) Contact between the mouth and the penis, vagina, or anus.
(c) Penetration of the anal or genital opening of the staff member by hand, finger, or other object.
(12) Sexual contact against a staff member - Contact against a staff member without their consent or when the staff member is unable to consent or refuse which includes intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttock of the staff member. This does not include kicking, grabbing, or punching when the intent is to harm or debilitate rather than to sexually exploit.
(13) Sexual harassment against a staff member, visitor, or community member - Any word, action, gesture, or other behavior taken against a staff member, visitor, or community member that is sexual in nature and that would be offensive to a reasonable person.
(14) Staff member - A department of corrections employee, contract staff, or volunteer.
(15) Violation - The act of failing to comply with a rule enumerated in this chapter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 79.01.090. WSR 23-22-112, § 137-25-020, filed 10/31/23, effective 12/1/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090, 72.65.100, and 72.09.130. WSR 15-20-011, § 137-25-020, filed 9/24/15, effective 1/8/16; WSR 13-18-002, § 137-25-020, filed 8/21/13, effective 9/21/13; WSR 09-01-195, § 137-25-020, filed 12/24/08, effective 1/24/09; WSR 06-21-054, § 137-25-020, filed 10/13/06, effective 11/13/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 72.01.090, 72.09.130, and 9.94.070. WSR 05-24-009 and 06-02-038, § 137-25-020, filed 11/28/05 and 12/28/05, effective 5/1/06.]
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