Date of Adoption: September 21, 1999.
Purpose: Adds a new section that sets a fee to support specialty treatment clinics. This requirement was authorized under chapter 76, Laws of 1999. WAC 246-650-990 was revised to provide consistent language and distinguish between the newly authorized clinic support fees and the charge for newborn screening services.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-650-990.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 76, Laws of 1999 (RCW 70.83.040).
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-16-115 on August 4, 1999.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 1, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 1, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
September 29, 1999
for Mary C. Selecky
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 224, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92)
Fees.)) Screening charge.
has authority under RCW 43.20B.020 to require a reasonable
fee)) charge from parents or responsible parties for the costs
of newborn (( metabolic)) screening. The charge is to be
collected through the (( hospital)) facility where the specimen
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.020. 92-02-018 (Order 224), § 246-650-990, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050. 91-02-051 (Order 124B), recodified as § 246-650-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20.050 and 70.83.050. 87-11-040 (Order 303), § 248-103-030, filed 5/18/87.]
The department has the authority under RCW 70.83.040 to collect a fee for each infant screened to fund specialty clinics that provide treatment services for hemoglobin diseases, phenylketonuria, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and congenital hypothyroidism. The specialty clinic support fee is $3.50. It is to be collected in conjunction with the screening charge from the parents or other responsible party through the facility where the screening specimen is obtained.