WSR 04-04-054

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed January 30, 2004, 1:50 p.m. , effective January 30, 2004 ]

Date of Adoption: January 28, 2004.

Purpose: This rule will amend WAC 246-840-990 Fees and renewal cycle, to reflect fees and renewal cycle for registered nursing technicians.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending 1 [WAC 246-840-990].

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Other Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-24-072 on December 1, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: The department is setting an immediate effective date for this rule under RCW 34.04.380 (3)(a) because there was an emergency clause in chapter 258, Laws of 2003, requiring the requirements for this program to take effect immediately. The fees in this rule have been in place under emergency rules until the permanent rules could be finalized through this order of adoption.
Effective Date of Rule: January 30, 2004.

January 30, 2004

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-6411.2


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

WAC 246-840-990   Fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Licenses for practical nurse and registered nurse must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) Licenses for advanced registered nurse must be renewed every two years on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(3) Registrations for nursing technicians must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The renewal must be accompanied by an attestation as described in chapter 258, Laws of 2003. This attestation will include the nursing technician's anticipated graduation date. If the anticipated graduation date is within one year, the registration will expire thirty days after the anticipated graduation date. The expiration date may be extended to sixty days after graduation if the nursing technician can show good cause as defined in WAC 246-840-010(15).

(4) The following nonrefundable fees shall be charged by the health professions quality assurance division of the department of health. Persons who hold an RN and an LPN license shall be charged separate fees for each license. Persons who are licensed as an advanced registered nurse practitioner in more than one specialty will be charged a fee for each specialty:


RN/LPN fees:


Title of Fee Fee
Application (initial or endorsement) $65.00
License renewal 50.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired license reissuance 50.00
Inactive renewal 20.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 20.00
Inactive late renewal penalty 10.00
Duplicate license 20.00
Verification of licensure/education (written) 25.00
Advanced registered nurse fees:
Title of Fee Fee
ARNP application with or without prescriptive authority (per speciality)

$65.00

ARNP renewal with or without prescriptive authority (per speciality)

50.00

ARNP late renewal penalty (per speciality) 50.00
ARNP duplicate license (per speciality) 20.00
ARNP written verification of license

(per speciality)

25.00

Nurse technologist fees:
Title of Fee Fee
Application fee registration $130.00
Renewal of registration 90.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Registration late renewal penalty 50.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-840-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.79 RCW. 97-23-075, 246-840-990, filed 11/19/97, effective 1/12/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.79.200. 95-12-021, 246-840-990, filed 5/31/95, effective 7/1/95.]

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