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Public restrooms in businesses

I would just like to know why businesses in the state of Washington don’t follow the law on the use of restrooms in their places of business.

My husband has Crohn’s and travels a lot in your fine state. Nine times out of ten he goes into a business to find out either they don’t have a public restroom or they are shut down after a certain time of night (usually 10-11pm).

The law was amended in 2009 regarding the use of public restrooms for people with certain diseases. He has quit using the gas stations or convenience stores that do not allow him the use of their facilities. We have downloaded the PDF file with the form to be filled out by our MD and will have it available next time he requests the use of the facilities.

Please limit using these businesses to make a point. We are seniors, but what about the families who have small children. It’s getting ridiculous finding a restroom after the sun goes down. Something needs to be done about it.

Thank you for letting me voice my opinion here. I’m sure there will be haters, but so be it.

Donna Crandall

Coeur d’Alene


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