WSR 97-04-043

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed January 31, 1997, 9:44 a.m., effective January 31, 1997]

Date of Adoption: January 17, 1997.

Purpose: The rule amends (decreases) the existing hearing instrument fitter/dispenser licensing fees and creates audiologists and speech language pathologists certification fees.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-828-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.35.090.

Other Authority: RCW 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-23-065 on November 20, 1996.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 2, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: Action is required by state statute RCW 18.35.080 to allow for certification of audiologists and speech-language pathologists within the required time frame.

Effective Date of Rule: January 31, 1997.

January 31, 1997

Bruce Miyahara

Secretary

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-19-017, filed 9/7/95, effective 10/8/95)

WAC 246-828-990 Hearing aid fitter/dispenser fees, audiologist and speech language pathologists fees. The following fees shall be charged by the health professions quality assurance division of the department of health:

Title of Fee Fee

((Trainee:

Initial application $200.00

Trainee transfer of sponsor--Within

fifteen days 50.00

Trainee transfer of sponsor--Over

fifteen days 100.00

Extension of trainee license 100.00

Fitter/dispenser:

Examination or reexamination (full) 350.00

Partial reexamination 200.00

Initial license 175.00

Renewal 340.00

Late renewal penalty 272.00

Duplicate license 15.00

Certification 15.00

Temporary practice permit 175.00

Inactive status and renewal 175.00))

Fitter/dispenser:

License application $125.00

Initial license 100.00

Renewal 200.00

Written Exam 100.00

Practical Exam 200.00

Apprentice permit 85.00

Inactive license 75.00

Late renewal penalty 100.00

License verification 15.00

Wall certificate 15.00

Duplicate license 15.00

Audiologists:

Certificate application 125.00

Initial certificate 100.00

Renewal 200.00

Written Examination 100.00

Practical Examination 200.00

Interim permit 100.00

Inactive certificate 75.00

Late renewal penalty 100.00

Certificate verification 15.00

Wall certificate 15.00

Duplicate certificate 15.00

Speech/language pathologist:

Certificate application 125.00

Initial certificate 100.00

Renewal 200.00

Written Examination 100.00

Practical Examination 200.00

Interim permit 100.00

Inactive certificate 75.00

Late renewal penalty 100.00

Certificate verification 15.00

Wall certificate 15.00

Duplicate certificate 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161 (1) and (3). 95-19-017 246-828-990, filed 9/7/95, effective 10/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 94-08-038, 246-828-990, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94; 93-14-011, 246-828-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-828-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-11-030 (Order 139), recodified as 246-828-990, filed 5/8/91, effective 6/8/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-50-440, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-50-440, filed 8/27/87.]

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