WSR 03-03-077

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed January 15, 2003, 9:23 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 246-802-990 Acupuncture fees and renewal cycle, 246-815-990 Dental hygiene fees and renewal cycle, 246-830-990 Massage fees and renewal cycle, and 246-836-990 Naturopathic physician licensing fees and renewal cycle.

Purpose: REDUCE fees for four health care credentials so revenue generated by fees is brought into alignment with costs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 43.70 RCW.

Summary: The changes to these rules will lower fees for certain health professions, including acupuncture, dental hygiene, massage, and naturopathic physician.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Fee reductions will lower the costs of certain health care practitioners in obtaining their credentials and will bring revenue into alignment with expenses.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Pamela Lovinger, P.O. Box 47860, Olympia, WA 98504-7860, (360) 246-4984.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rule changes will lower fees for four health care credentials. Fee reductions will lower revenues and will bring revenue into alignment with expenses. Rules affected are: WAC 246-802-990 Acupuncture fees, 246-815-990 Dental hygiene fees, 246-830-990 Massage fees, and 246-836-990 Naturopathic physician licensing fees.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Fees will be lowered.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These rules set or adjust fees pursuant to legislative standards (RCW 19.85.025(3)).

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply because these rule changes are exceptions as noted under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi).

Hearing Location: Department of Health, 1101 Eastside Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on February 28, 2003, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Mary Dale by February 21, 2003, at (360) 236-4985, TDD (800) 833-6388.

Submit Written Comments to: Pamela Lovinger, Health Policy Services, P.O. Box 47860, Olympia, WA 98504-7860, fax (360) 753-0657, by February 21, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 28, 2003.

January 13, 2003

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-6081.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-08-101, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99)

WAC 246-802-990   Acupuncture 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
License application $ 50.00
License renewal ((180.00))

90.00

Inactive license renewal 50.00
Late renewal penalty ((90.00))

50.00

Expired license reissuance ((90.00))

50.00

Expired inactive license reissuance 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
Acupuncture training program application 500.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-802-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-802-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, chapter 18.06 RCW. 95-01-038, 246-802-990, filed 12/12/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040 and 43.70.250. 92-17-035 (Order 295B), 246-802-990, filed 8/13/92, effective 9/13/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-802-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-802-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-18-039 (Order 084), 308-180-260, filed 8/29/90, effective 9/29/90; 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-180-260, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-15-030 (Order PM 735), 308-180-260, filed 7/13/88; 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-180-260, filed 8/27/87.]

OTS-6082.1


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

WAC 246-815-990   Dental hygiene 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
Application examination and reexamination . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . ((60.00))

40.00

Late renewal penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . ((50.00))

40.00

Expired license reissuance . . . . . . . . . . . . ((50.00))

40.00

Credentialing application . . . . . . . . . . . . ((300.00))

100.00

Temporary license application . . . . . . . . . . . . ((115.00))

100.00

Duplicate license . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00
Certification of license . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00
Education program evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . 200.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-815-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.29 RCW and RCW 18.20.150(4). 95-16-102, 246-815-990, filed 8/1/95, effective 9/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 94-02-059, 246-815-990, filed 1/3/94, effective 3/1/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 1993 c 323. 93-16-073, 246-815-990, filed 8/2/93, effective 9/2/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-815-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-815-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-25-065, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-25-065, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-25-065, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-25-060.]

OTS-6083.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-08-101, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99)

WAC 246-830-990   Massage 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
Written examination and reexamination $ 65.00
Practical examination and reexamination 50.00
Initial license ((55.00))

50.00

Renewal ((40.00))

25.00

Late renewal penalty ((40.00))

25.00

Expired license reissuance ((40.00))

25.00

Certification of license 10.00
Duplicate license 10.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-830-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-830-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025(1). 95-11-108, 246-830-990, filed 5/23/95, effective 6/23/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-830-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.085 and 43.70.250. 92-02-018 (Order 224), 246-830-990, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-830-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-24-042 (Order PM 788), 308-51-210, filed 12/6/88; 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-51-210, filed 8/27/87.]

OTS-6084.1


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

WAC 246-836-990   Naturopathic physician licensing 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 Amount
Application initial/retake ((50.00))

$ 25.00

State examination (initial/retake) ((50.00)) 25.00
Initial license ((50.00)) 25.00
License renewal ((450.00)) 200.00
Late renewal penalty ((225.00)) 100.00
Expired license reissuance ((225.00)) 100.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00
Application for reciprocity ((50.00)) 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-836-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-836-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-836-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-13-084 (Order 066), 308-34-170, filed 6/20/90, effective 7/21/90; 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-34-170, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-20-075 (Order 783), 308-34-170, filed 10/5/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.36A.060. 88-14-009 (Order PM 742), 308-34-170, filed 6/24/88.]

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