Date of Adoption: May 29, 2003.
Purpose: Amend WAC 246-840-990 Fees and renewal cycle, to reflect fees and renewal cycle for registered nursing technicians.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-840-990.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.79 RCW, chapter 258, Laws of 2003.
Under RCW 34.05.350 the agency for good cause finds that immediate adoption, amendment, or repeal of a rule is necessary for the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare, and that observing the time requirements of notice and opportunity to comment upon adoption of a permanent rule would be contrary to the public interest.
Reasons for this Finding: Chapter 258, Laws of 2003, requires emergency adoption of the nursing technician registration.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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:
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Effective Date of Rule: Immediately.
M. C. Selecky
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)
WAC 246-840-990 Fees and renewal cycle. (1) Licenses for practical nurse and registered nurse must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(2) Licenses for advanced registered nurse must be renewed every two years on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(3) Registrations for nurse technicians must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The renewal must be accompanied by an attestation as described in chapter 258, Laws of 2003. This attestation will include the nurse technician's anticipated graduation date. If the anticipated graduation date is within one year, the registration will expire thirty days after the anticipated graduation date. The expiration date may be extended to sixty days after graduation if the nurse technician can show good cause as defined in WAC 246-840-010(15).
(4) The following nonrefundable fees shall be charged by the health professions quality assurance division of the department of health. Persons who hold an RN and an LPN license shall be charged separate fees for each license. Persons who are licensed as an advanced registered nurse practitioner in more than one specialty will be charged a fee for each specialty:
|Title of Fee||Fee
|Application (initial or endorsement)||$65.00|
|Late renewal penalty||50.00|
|Expired license reissuance||50.00|
|Expired inactive license reissuance||20.00|
|Inactive late renewal penalty||10.00|
|Verification of licensure/education (written)||25.00
|Advanced registered nurse fees:|
|Title of Fee||Fee
|ARNP application with or without prescriptive authority (per speciality)||
|ARNP renewal with or without prescriptive authority (per speciality)||
|ARNP late renewal penalty (per speciality)||50.00|
|ARNP duplicate license (per speciality)||20.00|
|ARNP written verification of license
|Nurse technologist fees:|
|Title of Fee||Fee
|Application fee registration||$130.00|
|Renewal of registration||90.00|
|Registration late renewal penalty||50.00|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, § 246-840-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW. 97-23-075, § 246-840-990, filed 11/19/97, effective 1/12/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.200. 95-12-021, § 246-840-990, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95.]