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Legal Statutes: Washington

UPDATED August 10, 2017

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Chapter 74.34. Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

back to top74.34.150. Protection of vulnerable adults--Department may seek relief

The department of social and health services, in its discretion, may seek relief under RCW 74.34.110 through 74.34.140 on behalf of and with the consent of any vulnerable adult. When the department has reason to believe a vulnerable adult lacks the ability or capacity to consent, the department, in its discretion, may seek relief under RCW 74.34.110 through 74.34.140 on behalf of the vulnerable adult. Neither the department of social and health services nor the state of Washington shall be liable for seeking or failing to seek relief on behalf of any persons under this section.

2007 c 312 § 8, eff. July 22, 2007; 1986 c 187 § 9.