The definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter unless the context clearly requires otherwise.

Terms Used In Washington Code 70.58.005

  • person: may be construed to include the United States, this state, or any state or territory, or any public or private corporation or limited liability company, as well as an individual. See Washington Code 1.16.080
(1) “Business days” means Monday through Friday except official state holidays.
(2) “Department” means the department of health.
(3) “Electronic approval” or “electronically approve” means approving the content of an electronically filed vital record through the processes provided by the department. Electronic approval processes shall be consistent with policies, standards, and procedures developed by the director of the consolidated technology services agency.
(4) “Embalmer” means a person licensed as required in chapter 18.39 RCW and defined in RCW 18.39.010.
(5) “Funeral director” means a person licensed as required in chapter 18.39 RCW and defined in RCW 18.39.010.
(6) “Vital records” means records of birth, death, fetal death, marriage, dissolution, annulment, and legal separation, as maintained under the supervision of the state registrar of vital statistics.

NOTES:

Effective date2015 3rd sp.s. c 1 §§ 401-405, 409, 411, and 412: See note following RCW 2.36.057.