WSR 99-24-096

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed November 30, 1999, 1:58 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: November 29, 1999.

Purpose: The proposed changes adjust the licensing fees for acute care hospitals.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-320-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.41.100, 43.20B.110, 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 99-21-064 on October 19, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

November 30, 1999

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-3473.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-04-052, filed 1/28/99, effective 3/10/99)

WAC 246-320-990
Fees.

Hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW shall:

(1) Submit an annual license fee of ((sixty-one)) sixty-three dollars and fifty cents for each bed space within the licensed bed capacity of the hospital to the department;

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

(3) Include neonatal intensive care bassinet spaces;

(4) 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 hospital currently possesses the required movable equipment and certifies this fact to the department;

(5) Exclude all normal infant bassinets;

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

(7) Submit an application for bed additions to the department for review and approval under chapter 70.38 RCW subsequent to department establishment of the hospital licensed bed capacity; and

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.41.030 and 43.70.040.  99-04-052, 246-320-990, filed 1/28/99, effective 3/10/99.]

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