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PDFWAC 504-26-223


(1) Stalking is engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to:
(a) Fear for their safety or the safety of others; or
(b) Suffer substantial emotional distress.
(2) Course of conduct means two or more acts including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person's property.
(3) Reasonable person means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim.
(4) Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
(5) The use of alcohol or other drugs is not a valid defense to a violation of this policy.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. WSR 21-07-057, § 504-26-223, filed 3/15/21, effective 4/15/21; WSR 14-11-025, § 504-26-223, filed 5/12/14, effective 6/12/14; WSR 11-11-031, § 504-26-223, filed 5/11/11, effective 6/11/11; WSR 06-23-159, § 504-26-223, filed 11/22/06, effective 12/23/06.]
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