WSR 12-24-015

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed November 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m. , effective July 1, 2013 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2013.

Purpose: New WAC 246-827-990 and 246-831-990; and amending WAC 246-817-99005 and 246-841-990. Adopting fees for four new health profession credentials (medical assistant, reflexologist, dental anesthesia assistant, and nursing assistant-certified medication assistant) created by 2012 legislation ESSB 6237 and 6103, E2SSB 5620, and ESHB 2473 respectively.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-817-99005 and 246-841-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: ESHB 2473, E2SSB 5620, ESSB 6103 and 6237.

Other Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-19-083 on September 18, 2012.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 2, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 27, 2012.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-4985.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-19-071, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10)

WAC 246-817-99005   Dental assistant, dental anesthesia assistant, and expanded function dental auxiliary fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Credentials must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2((, except faculty and resident licenses. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment)).

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for dental assistant, dental anesthesia assistant, and expanded function dental auxiliary credentials:


Title of Fee - Dental Professionals Fee
Registered dental assistant application $40.00
Registered dental assistant renewal 21.00
Registered dental assistant late renewal 21.00
Registered dental assistant expired reactivation 20.00
Certified dental anesthesia assistant application 100.00
Certified dental anesthesia assistant renewal 75.00
Certified dental anesthesia assistant late renewal 50.00
Certified dental anesthesia assistant expired reactivation 75.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary application 175.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary renewal 160.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary late renewal 80.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary expired reactivation 50.00
Duplicate credential 15.00
((Verification)) Certification of credential 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, and 2010 c 37. 10-19-071, 246-817-99005, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 08-13-069, 246-817-99005, filed 6/13/08, effective 7/1/08.]

OTS-4986.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-827-990   Medical assistant -- Fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Credentials must be renewed every two years.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for medical assistant-certified, medical assistant-hemodialysis technician, and medical assistant-phlebotomist credentials:


Title of Fee Fee
Initial credential $115.00
Renewal 115.00
Expired credential reissuance 55.00
Certification of credential 20.00
Late renewal penalty 55.00
Duplicate credential 30.00

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for a medical assistant-registered credential:


Title of Fee Fee
Initial credential $90.00
Renewal 90.00
Expired credential reissuance 40.00
Certification of credential 20.00
Late renewal penalty 40.00
Duplicate credential 30.00

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OTS-4987.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-831-990   Certified reflexologist -- Fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Credentials must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for a certified reflexologist credential:


Title of Fee Fee
Initial credential $50.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty 25.00
Expired credential reissuance 25.00
Certification of credential 10.00
Duplicate credential 10.00

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OTS-4988.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-19-071, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10)

WAC 246-841-990   Nursing assistant -- Fees and renewal cycle.   (1) ((Certificates and registrations)) Credentials must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. ((The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.))

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for registration((s)) credentials:


Title of Fee Fee
Application - registration $48.00
Renewal of registration 53.00
Duplicate registration 10.00
Registration late penalty 53.00
Expired registration reissuance 52.00

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for certification((s)) credentials:


Title of Fee Fee
Application for certification $48.00
Certification renewal 53.00
Duplicate certification 10.00
Certification late penalty 53.00
Expired certification reissuance 52.00

(4) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for medication assistant endorsement credentials:

Title of Fee Fee
Application for endorsement $25.00
Endorsement renewal 10.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, and 2010 c 37. 10-19-071, 246-841-990, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. 08-15-014, 246-841-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-841-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.050(1). 99-24-062, 246-841-990, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-841-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.88A RCW. 96-03-051, 246-841-990, filed 1/12/96, effective 3/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-841-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-173-130, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-20-075 (Order 783), 308-173-130, filed 10/5/88.]