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WAC 196-23-070

Signature.

The terms "signature or signed," as used in chapter 18.43 RCW and/or Title 196 WAC, means the following:
(1) A handwritten identification or a digital representation of your handwritten identification that represents the act of putting your name on a document to attest to its validity. The handwritten or digital identification must be:
(a) Original and written by hand, or a scanned image of an original, handwritten identification;
(b) Permanently affixed to the document(s) being certified;
(c) Applied to the document by the identified licensee; and
(d) Placed directly over the seal/stamp of the licensee.
(2) A digital identification that is an electronic authentication process attached to or logically associated with an electronic document. The digital identification may include a scanned or digitized signature. The digital identification must be:
(a) Unique to the licensee using it;
(b) Capable of independent verification;
(c) Under the exclusive control of the licensee using it; and
(d) Linked to a document in such a manner that the digital identification is invalidated if any data in the document is changed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.43.035, 18.210.050, and 18.210.060. WSR 18-22-076, § 196-23-070, filed 11/2/18, effective 12/3/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.43.035. WSR 08-10-009, § 196-23-070, filed 4/24/08, effective 7/1/08; WSR 06-22-036, § 196-23-070, filed 10/25/06, effective 11/25/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.43 and 18.235 RCW. WSR 04-04-001, § 196-23-070, filed 1/21/04, effective 2/21/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.43.035. WSR 01-09-017, § 196-23-070, filed 4/6/01, effective 5/7/01.]
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