WSR 97-23-075

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed November 19, 1997, 10:08 a.m., effective January 12, 1998]

Date of Adoption: November 6, 1997.

Purpose: Adopt new practical nursing, registered nursing and advanced nurse practitioner 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 246-840-990 Fees.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.79 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 97-20-162 on October 1, 1997.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.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: January 12, 1998.

November 18, 1997

Bruce Miyahara

Secretary

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-12-021, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95)

WAC 246-840-990 Fees. The following fees shall be charged by the health professions quality assurance ((commission)) 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 shall be charged a fee for each specialty:

(((1) Practical nurse)) RN/LPN fees:

Title of Fee Fee

Application (((examination and reexamination))

initial or endorsement) (($69.00))

$65.00

License renewal ((37.00))

50.00

((Impaired practical nurse assessment 4.00))

Late renewal penalty ((37.00))

50.00

Inactive renewal ((21.00))

20.00

Inactive late renewal penalty ((21.00))

10.00

((Endorsement - reciprocity 69.00))

Duplicate license ((21.00))

20.00

Verification of licensure/education (written) ((42.00))

25.00

(((2) Registered nurse fees:

Title of Fee Fee

Application (examination) $40.00

License renewal 35.00

Late renewal penalty 100.00

Inactive renewal 10.00

Inactive late renewal penalty 5.00

Endorsement - reciprocity 40.00

Duplicate license 20.00

Examination retake 40.00

Verification of licensure/education (written) 25.00

(3))) Advanced registered nurse fees:

Title of Fee Fee

ARNP application with or without prescriptive

authority (per specialty) (($25.00))

$65.00

ARNP renewal with or without prescriptive

authority (per specialty) ((30.00))

50.00

ARNP late renewal penalty (per specialty) ((100.00))

50.00

ARNP ((with prescriptive authorization application))

duplicate license (per specialty) ((45.00))

20.00

ARNP ((with prescriptive authorization renewal))

written verification of license (per specialty) ((50.00))

25.00

((ARNP with prescriptive late renewal penalty 100.00))



[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.200. 95-12-021, 246-840-990, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95.]

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