WSR 99-24-060

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed November 29, 1999, 11:40 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 19, 1999.

Purpose: The proposed changes adjust the licensing fees for private psychiatric hospitals, and private alcohol and chemical dependency hospitals.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-322-990 and 246-324-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250, 43.20B.020.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-20-091 on October 5, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

November 23, 1999

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-3475.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-22-013, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95)

WAC 246-324-990
Fees.

The licensee shall submit:

(1) An initial fee of ((forty-seven)) forty-eight dollars and ((thirty)) eighty-five cents for each bed space within the proposed licensed bed capacity; and

(2) An annual renewal fee of ((forty-seven)) forty-eight dollars and ((thirty)) eighty-five cents for each licensed bed space.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW and RCW 43.60.040.  95-22-013, 246-324-990, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95.]

OTS-3474.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-12-097, filed 6/7/95, effective 7/8/95)

WAC 246-322-990
Private psychiatric hospital fees.

Private psychiatric hospitals licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW shall:

(1) Submit an annual fee of ((forty-seven)) forty-eight dollars and ((thirty)) eighty-five cents for each bed space within the licensed bed capacity of the hospital to the department;

(2) Include all bed spaces and rooms complying with physical plant and movable equipment requirements of this chapter for twenty-four-hour assigned patient rooms;

(3) Include bed spaces assigned for less than twenty-four-hour patient use as part of the licensed bed capacity when:

(a) Physical plant requirements of this chapter are met without movable equipment; and

(b) The private psychiatric hospital currently possesses the required movable equipment and certifies this fact to the department;

(4) Limit licensed bed spaces as required under chapter 70.38 RCW;

(5) Submit applications for bed additions to the department for review and approval under chapter 70.38 RCW subsequent to department establishment of the private psychiatric hospital's licensed bed capacity; and

(6) Set up twenty-four-hour assigned patient beds only within the licensed bed capacity approved by the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110 and 43.20B.020.  95-12-097, 246-322-990, filed 6/7/95, effective 7/8/95.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250.  92-12-028 (Order 273), 246-322-990, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040.  91-02-050 (Order 122), 246-322-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]

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