As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
"Psychopathic personality" means the existence in any person of such hereditary, congenital, or acquired condition affecting the emotional or volitional rather than the intellectual field and manifested by anomalies of such character as to render satisfactory social adjustment of such person difficult or impossible.
"Sexual psychopath" means any person who is affected in a form of psychoneurosis or in a form of psychopathic personality, which form predisposes such person to the commission of sexual offenses in a degree constituting him or her a menace to the health or safety of others.
"Sex offense" means one or more of the following: Abduction, incest, rape, assault with intent to commit rape, indecent assault, contributing to the delinquency of a minor involving sexual misconduct, sodomy, indecent exposure, indecent liberties with children, carnal knowledge of children, soliciting or enticing or otherwise communicating with a child for immoral purposes, vagrancy involving immoral or sexual misconduct, or an attempt to commit any of the said offenses.
"Minor" means any person under eighteen years of age.
"Department" means department of social and health services.
"Court" means the superior court of the state of Washington.
"Superintendent" means the superintendent of a state institution designated for the custody, care, and treatment of sexual psychopaths or psychopathic delinquents.
Effective date—1985 c 354:
See RCW 71.34.901
Purpose—Intent—Severability—1977 ex.s. c 80:
See notes following RCW 4.16.190
Severability—1971 ex.s. c 292:
See note following RCW 26.28.010