WSR 98-13-036

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed June 8, 1998, 4:56 p.m.]



Date of Adoption: June 1, 1998.

Purpose: Increase licensing fees for home health, hospice and home care agencies as approved in the supplemental budget by the 1998 legislature.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-327-990, 246-331-990, and 246-336-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.127.090.

Other Authority: RCW 43.02B.020 [43.20B.020], 43.70.110, 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 98-09-112 on April 22, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 3, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 4, 1998

Kristine Van Gorkom

Deputy Secretary

OTS-2202.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-15-096, filed 7/21/97, effective 8/21/97)



WAC 246-327-990  Fees. (1) A licensee or applicant shall submit to the department:

(a) A biennial renewal fee based on the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs), which is a measurement based on a forty-hour week and is applicable to paid agency personnel or contractors, as follows:

(i) A base fee of ((four hundred twelve)) five hundred two dollars and sixty cents; and

(ii) For agencies with:

(A) Fifteen or less FTEs, ((eight hundred fifty-nine)) one thousand forty-eight dollars;

(B) Sixteen through fifty FTEs, one thousand ((thirty-four)) two hundred sixty-one dollars and fifty cents; or

(C) Fifty-one or more FTEs, one thousand ((four hundred eleven)) seven hundred twenty-one dollars and forty cents;

(b) An initial twelve-month license fee for new firms, businesses not currently licensed to provide home health care in Washington state, or currently licensed businesses which have had statement of charges filed against them as follows:

(i) A base fee of two hundred ((six)) fifty-one dollars and thirty cents; and

(ii) For agencies with:

(A) Fifteen or less FTEs, ((four hundred twenty-nine)) five hundred twenty-three dollars and forty cents;

(B) Sixteen through fifty FTEs, ((five hundred sixteen)) six hundred twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents;

(C) Fifty-one or more FTEs, ((seven hundred five)) eight hundred sixty dollars and ten cents; and

(c) A transfer of ownership fee of ((fifty)) sixty dollars. A transferred license will be valid for the remainder of the current license period.

(2) An applicant or licensee shall pay one-half the base fee in addition to the full fee for FTEs for each additional hospice and/or home care license.

(3) The department may charge and collect from a licensee a fee of two hundred ((six)) fifty dollars for:

(a) A second on-site visit resulting from failure of the licensee or applicant to adequately respond to a statement of deficiencies;

(b) A complete on-site survey resulting from a substantiated complaint; or

(c) A follow-up compliance survey.

(4) A licensee with deemed status shall pay fees according to this section.

(5) A licensee shall submit an additional late fee in the amount of ten dollars per day, not to exceed cost of the base fee, from the renewal date until the date of mailing the fee, as evidenced by the postmark.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 70.127.090. 97-15-096, 246-327-990, filed 7/21/97, effective 8/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 96-12-026, 246-327-990, filed 5/30/96, effective 6/30/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110 and 43.20B.020. 95-12-097, 246-327-990, filed 6/7/95, effective 7/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120. 94-17-136, 246-327-990, filed 8/22/94, effective 9/22/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 70.127.090. 93-21-034, 246-327-990, filed 10/15/93, effective 10/28/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-15-084 (Order 288), 246-327-990, filed 7/16/92, effective 8/16/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-050 (Order 122), 246-327-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]

OTS-2203.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-15-096, filed 7/21/97, effective 8/21/97)



WAC 246-331-990  Fees. (1) A licensee or applicant shall submit to the department:

(a) A biennial renewal fee based on the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs), which is a measurement based on a forty-hour week and is applicable to paid agency personnel or contractors, as follows:

(i) A base fee of ((four hundred twelve)) five hundred two dollars and sixty cents; and

(ii) For agencies with:

(A) Fifteen or less FTEs, two hundred ((eighteen)) sixty-six dollars;

(B) Sixteen through fifty FTEs, ((five hundred twenty-five)) six hundred forty dollars and fifty cents; or

(C) Fifty-one or more FTEs, one thousand ((eighty-nine)) three hundred twenty-eight dollars and sixty cents;

(b) An initial twelve-month license fee for new firms, businesses not currently licensed to provide hospice care in Washington state, or currently licensed businesses which have had statement of charges filed against them as follows:

(i) A base fee of two hundred ((six)) fifty-one dollars and thirty cents; and

(ii) For agencies with:

(A) Fifteen or less FTEs, one hundred ((nine)) thirty-three dollars;

(B) Sixteen through fifty FTEs, ((two hundred sixty-two)) three hundred nineteen dollars and sixty cents;

(C) Fifty-one or more FTEs, ((five hundred forty-three)) six hundred sixty-two dollars and forty cents; and

(c) A transfer of ownership fee of ((fifty)) sixty dollars. A transferred license will be valid for the remainder of the current license period.

(2) An applicant or licensee shall pay one-half the base fee in addition to the full fee for FTEs for each additional home health and/or home care license.

(3) The department may charge and collect from a licensee a fee of two hundred ((six)) fifty dollars for:

(a) A second on-site visit resulting from failure of the licensee or applicant to adequately respond to a statement of deficiencies;

(b) A complete on-site survey resulting from a substantiated complaint; or

(c) A follow-up compliance survey.

(4) A licensee with deemed status shall pay fees according to this section.

(5) A licensee shall submit an additional late fee in the amount of ten dollars per day, not to exceed the cost of the base fee, from the renewal date until the date of mailing the fee, as evidenced by the postmark.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 70.127.090. 97-15-096, 246-331-990, filed 7/21/97, effective 8/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 96-12-025, 246-331-990, filed 5/30/96, effective 6/30/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110 and 43.20B.020. 95-12-097, 246-331-990, filed 6/7/95, effective 7/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120. 94-17-138, 246-331-990, filed 8/22/94, effective 9/22/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 70.127.090. 93-21-034, 246-331-990, filed 10/15/93, effective 10/28/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-15-084 (Order 288), 246-331-990, filed 7/16/92, effective 8/16/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-050 (Order 122), 246-331-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]

OTS-2204.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-15-096, filed 7/21/97, effective 8/21/97)



WAC 246-336-990  Fees. (1) A licensee or applicant shall submit to the department:

(a) A biennial renewal fee based on the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs), which is a measurement based on a forty-hour week and is applicable to paid agency personnel or contractors, as follows:

(i) A base fee of ((two hundred seventy-four)) three hundred thirty-four dollars and thirty cents; and

(ii) For agencies with:

(A) Fifteen or less FTEs, one hundred ((forty-five)) seventy-six dollars and eighty cents;

(B) Sixteen through fifty FTEs, ((one hundred seventy-five)) two hundred thirteen dollars and forty cents; or

(C) Fifty-one or more FTEs, ((two hundred fifty-one)) three hundred six dollars and twenty cents;

(b) An initial twelve-month license fee for new firms, businesses not currently licensed to provide home care in Washington state, or currently licensed businesses which have had statement of charges filed against them as follows:

(i) A base fee of two hundred ((six)) fifty-one dollars and thirty cents; and

(ii) For agencies with:

(A) Fifteen or less FTEs, one hundred ((nine)) thirty-three dollars;

(B) Sixteen through fifty FTEs, ((one hundred thirty-two)) one hundred sixty-one dollars;

(C) Fifty-one or more FTEs, ((one hundred ninety-two)) two hundred thirty-four dollars and twenty cents; and

(c) A transfer of ownership fee of ((fifty)) sixty dollars. A transferred license will be valid for the remainder of the current license period.

(2) An applicant or licensee shall pay one-half the base fee in addition to the full fee for FTEs for each additional home health and/or hospice license.

(3) The department may charge and collect from a licensee a fee of ((one hundred ninety-six)) two hundred fifty dollars for:

(a) A second on-site visit resulting from failure of the licensee or applicant to adequately respond to a statement of deficiencies; and

(b) A complete on-site survey resulting from a substantiated complaint; or

(c) A follow-up compliance survey.

(4) A licensee with deemed status shall pay fees according to this section.

(5) A licensee shall submit an additional late fee in the amount of ten dollars per day, not to exceed the cost of the base fee, from the renewal date until the date of mailing the fee, as evidenced by the postmark.



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 70.127.090. 97-15-096, 246-336-990, filed 7/21/97, effective 8/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 96-12-028, 246-336-990, filed 5/30/96, effective 6/30/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110 and 43.20B.020. 95-12-097, 246-336-990, filed 6/7/95, effective 7/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120. 94-17-137, 246-336-990, filed 8/22/94, effective 9/22/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 70.127.090. 93-21-034, 246-336-990, filed 10/15/93, effective 10/28/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-15-084 (Order 288), 246-336-990, filed 7/16/92, effective 8/16/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-050 (Order 122), 246-336-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]

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