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Legal Information: Washington
Updated: December 3, 2020
Who can file for a vulnerable adult protection order?
You can file the order yourself if you are a vulnerable adult. You can also file on behalf of a vulnerable adult if you are:
The Department of Social and Health Services may also file for an order on behalf of a vulnerable adult.2
1 R.C.W. § 74.34.110(1)
2 R.C.W. § 74.34.150
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