WSR 05-20-108

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed October 5, 2005, 10:16 a.m. , effective November 5, 2005 ]


Purpose: This rule adoption increases the amount of the "clinic subsidy" fee by $3.10 through June 30, 2007, in response to ESSB 6090 which was passed by the 2005 legislature. Revenue generated through these fees is to be used to support care for infants that have one of five disorders detected through newborn screening. The impact of the disorders detected through newborn screening can range from profound, permanent disability to early death. Effective treatment will prevent these consequences.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-650-991.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.83.040.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-15-156 on July 20, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 5, 2005.

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-8125.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-20-036, filed 9/29/99, effective 10/30/99)

WAC 246-650-991   Specialty clinic support fee.   (1) 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 and other disorders defined by the state board of health under RCW 70.83.020.

(2) 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.

(3) However, effective through June 30, 2007, the department will collect an additional $3.10 to fund specialty clinics that provide treatment services for other disorders defined by the board under RCW 70.83.020.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.83.040. 99-20-036, 246-650-991, filed 9/29/99, effective 10/30/99.]

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