WSR 99-13-087

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 14, 1999, 9:25 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: April 16, 1999.

Purpose: During the 1998 legislative session, the legislature determined physician assistants are to pay the substance abuse monitoring surcharge of $25.00 for each license application and each license renewal. This rule amends the fee structure to include the surcharge.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-918-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.71.017.

Other Authority: RCW 18.71A.020(3).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-06-093 on March 3, 1999.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: There are no changes between the proposed and adopted version.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: Thirty-one days after filing.

June 11, 1999

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-2466.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)

WAC 246-918-990
Fees and renewal cycle.

(1) Licenses 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:


Title of Fee Fee
Physician's assistants, certified physician assistants, physician assistant-surgical assistants, acupuncture physician assistants:
Application $50.00
Renewal 35.00
Substance abuse monitoring surcharge 25.00
Expired license reissuance 35.00
Duplicate license 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.  98-05-060, 246-918-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98.  Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020.  96-03-073, 246-918-990, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040.  91-06-027 (Order 131), 246-918-990, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91.]

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