Personal Exploitation

The law defines [RCW 74.34.020(2)(d)] exploitation as an act of forcing, compelling, or exerting undue influence over a vulnerable adult causing the vulnerable adult to act in a way that is inconsistent with relevant past behavior, or causing the vulnerable adult to perform services for the benefit of another.  Any incident originating prior to 7/24/2015 must apply the old definition above.  Any incident originating on or after 7/24/2015 must apply the new definition below.

Effective 7/24/2015 (SSB 5600): “Personal exploitation” means an act of forcing, compelling, or exerting undue influence over a vulnerable adult causing the vulnerable adult to act in a way that is inconsistent with relevant past behavior, or causing the vulnerable adult to perform services for the benefit of another.

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