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PDFWAC 504-26-231

Intimate partner violence.

Intimate partner violence is defined as:
(1) Dating violence, which is defined as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship is determined based on the:
(a) Length of the relationship;
(b) Type of relationship; and
(c) Frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
(2) Domestic violence, which is defined as a felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by:
(a) A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
(b) A person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
(c) A person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
(d) A person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of Washington; or
(e) Any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person's act under the domestic or family violence laws of Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.30.150. WSR 21-07-057, ยง 504-26-231, filed 3/15/21, effective 4/15/21.]
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