HOUSE BILL 1125







                        52nd Legislature

                      1991 Regular Session



Passed by the House March 19, 1991

  Yeas 97   Nays 0




Speaker of the

       House of Representatives


Passed by the Senate April 10, 1991

  Yeas 45   Nays 0




President of the Senate



Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.









Governor of the State of Washington



I, Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is HOUSE BILL 1125 as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                                      Chief Clerk











                        Secretary of State   

                       State of Washington  



                                  HOUSE BILL 1125



                     Passed Legislature - 1991 Regular Session



State of Washington              52nd Legislature             1991 Regular Session


By Representatives Braddock and Orr; by request of Dept. of Social and Health Services.


Read first time January 21, 1991.  Referred to Committee on Health Care\Appropriations. Changing the billing period to twelve months.

     AN ACT Relating to the billing period for vendors; and amending RCW 74.09.160.




     Sec. 1.  RCW 74.09.160 and 1980 c 32 s 11 are each amended to read as follows:

     Each vendor or group who has a contract and is rendering service to eligible persons as defined in this chapter shall submit such charges as agreed upon between the department and the individual or group ((on a monthly basis and shall present their final charges not more)) no later than ((one hundred twenty days after)) twelve months from the ((termination)) date of service.  If the final charges are not presented within the ((one hundred twenty-day)) twelve-month period, they shall not be a charge against the state ((unless previous extension in writing has been given by the department)).  Said ((one hundred twenty-day)) twelve-month period may also be extended by regulation, but only if required by applicable federal law or regulation, and to no more than the extension of time so required.  For services rendered prior to the effective date of this act, final charges shall not be a charge against the state unless they are presented within one hundred twenty days from the date of service.