|(1)||The University of Washington is committed to maintaining
a safe and healthful work and educational environment for all faculty,
staff, students, and visitors. Accordingly, the University of Washington
establishes the following no smoking policy, consistent
70.160 RCW (I-901), to protect individuals from exposure to second-hand
smoke in their university-associated environments and to protect life and
property against fire hazards. "Smoke" or "smoking" refers to the carrying or smoking of any kind of lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, electronic cigarette, or any other kind of lighted smoking equipment.
|(a)||Except as provided in subsection (1)(b) and (c) of
this section, smoking of all kinds is prohibited in all university
facilities, including, but not limited to, vehicles, inside all buildings
owned, occupied, or managed by the university and/or used by the
university's faculty, staff, students, or visitors, and at any outside
areas or locations, including, but not limited to, bus shelters,
benches, and walkways.
|(b)||Smoking, while not permitted in on-campus residence halls, may be
permitted in a limited portion of designated university student housing in
accordance with smoking regulations established for those facilities by
the vice-president for student life, the appropriate
chancellor, or their designees.
|(c)||Smoking may be permitted in specific designated outdoor locations approved
by the director of environmental health and safety as smoking areas in accordance
with chapter 70.160
RCW and published on the environmental health and safety web site. Signage
also identifies the designated locations.
|(2)||Violations of the university no smoking policy are subject to enforcement by the University of Washington police department or other jurisdictional law enforcement agencies with regulatory responsibility. In addition, any student, staff, or faculty member who violates the university no smoking policy may be subject to disciplinary action.|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and UWBR, Standing Orders, chapter 8. WSR 14-17-097, § 478-136-035, filed 8/19/14, effective 9/19/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 10-13-098, § 478-136-035, filed 6/17/10, effective 7/18/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and chapter 70.160 RCW. 07-03-136, § 478-136-035, filed 1/23/07, effective 2/23/07.]