WSR 98-11-069

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed May 19, 1998, 11:04 a.m., effective July 13, 1998]



Date of Adoption: April 23, 1998.

Purpose: Adopt new midwifery fees based on an updated fee study. All health care professions must be fully self sufficient in raising adequate revenue to cover licensing and disciplinary expenses.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-834-990 Midwifery fees.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.50.102.

Other Authority: RCW 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-07-085 on March 17, 1998.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: July 13, 1998.

May 18, 1998

Bruce Miyahara

Secretary

OTS-1767.5

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending Order 173, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91)



WAC 246-834-990  Midwifery fees and renewal cycle. ((The following fees shall be charged by the professional licensing division of the department of health:)) (1) Licenses must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following fees are nonrefundable:



Title of Fee Fee
Initial application ((nonrefundable)) $375.00
((Examination 375.00
Reexamination (second subsequent or more)

375.00))
National examination administration (initial/retake)

50.00
State examination (initial/retake) 50.00
Renewal ((325.00)) 495.00
Late renewal penalty ((325.00)) 247.50
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
Application fee--Midwife-in-training program

((75.00)) 375.00
Expired license reissuance 247.50



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-834-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-834-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-115-405, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.135. 89-08-008 (Order PM 827), 308-115-405, filed 3/24/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-115-405, filed 8/27/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-115-405, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-115-400.]

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