WSR 08-10-088

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed May 6, 2008, 6:22 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: TITLE 246 WAC, fees increases for secretary professions that the department of health regulates.


Profession WAC 246-xxx-990
Acupuncture 802
Chemical dependency counselors 811
Dental hygiene 815
Denturist 812
Health care assistants 826
Marriage and family therapist 809
Massage therapist * 830
Mental health counselor * 809
Naturopathic physician * 836
Nursing assistant 841
Radiologic technologist, X-ray technologist 926
Recreational therapy 927
Registered counselor 810
Respiratory therapy 928
Sex offender treatment provider and affiliate 930
Social worker * 809

* = Includes UW fee for online access

Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, 310 Israel Road S.E., Rooms 152/153, Tumwater, WA 98501, on June 10, 2008, at 2:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 30, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Bonnie King, P.O. Box 47860, Olympia, WA 98504-7860, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 236-4626, by June 10, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Meghan Young by June 2, 2008, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rules increase fees for the listed health care professions by the amount the legislature approved during the 2008 session as required by Initiative 960. Fees were temporarily reduced for most professions in July 2005. The proposed rules raise the fees back to a level that will cover the costs to regulate each profession. The proposed fees are authorized by the health professions and facility fees addendum DOH 2008 in the conference operating budget as referred by ESHB 2687. The proposed rules also remove fees that no longer exist, add a fee up to $25 for certain professions for access to University of Washington online library (E2SSB 5930, chapter 259, Laws of 2007), and change the denturist renewal cycle from two years to one year.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 43.70.250 requires that the department collect fees to pay the costs to regulate health care providers. It also requires that each profession is self-supporting. The costs to regulate health care providers is about $27 million each year. Increases in regulatory activities based on legislation, court cases, and disciplinary actions makes it necessary for the department to increase fees. Without the fee increases, [the] program will not be able to remain in operation. These fees are critical to ensure patient safety.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.110.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of health, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Bonnie King, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA, (360) 236-4995.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement (SBEIS) was not prepared. Under RCW 19.85.025 and 34.05.310 (4)(f), an SBEIS is not required for proposed rules that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The agency did not complete a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi) exempts rules that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards.

May 5, 2008

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-1532.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

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. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Fee
License application $50.00
License renewal 90.00
Inactive license renewal 50.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired license reissuance 50.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
Acupuncture training program application 500.00
UW library access fee 9.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-802-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 03-07-095, 246-802-990, filed 3/19/03, effective 7/1/03; 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-1505.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 246-809-990   Licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and social workers -- 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. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.


Title Fee
(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed marriage and family therapist:
Application $((50.00)) 150.00
Initial license ((25.00)) 75.00
Renewal ((83.00)) 170.00
Late renewal penalty ((50.00)) 85.00
Expired license reissuance ((50.00)) 85.00
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed mental health counselor:
Application ((25.00)) 125.00
Initial license ((25.00)) 125.00
Renewal ((29.00)) 130.00
Late renewal penalty ((29.00)) 65.00
Expired license reissuance ((29.00)) 65.00
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
UW library access fee 25.00
(4) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed advanced social worker and licensed independent clinical social worker:
Application ((25.00)) 125.00
Initial license ((25.00)) 125.00
Renewal ((42.00)) 145.00
Late renewal penalty ((42.00)) 72.50
Expired license reissuance ((42.00)) 72.50
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
UW library access fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-809-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: 2001 c 251, RCW 43.70.250. 01-17-113, 246-809-990, filed 8/22/01, effective 9/22/01.]

OTS-1506.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-08-106, filed 4/5/06, effective 5/6/06)

WAC 246-810-990   Counselors fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Under chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2, a counselor must renew his or her registration every year on the practitioner's birthday. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.


Title Fee
(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for registered counselor:
Application and registration $ ((40.00)) 130.00
Renewal ((37.00)) 130.00
Late renewal penalty ((37.00)) 65.00
Expired registration reissuance ((37.00)) 65.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of registration 15.00
Return from mandated suspension 245.00
(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for registered hypnotherapist:
Application and registration 95.00
Renewal 130.00
Late renewal penalty 65.00
Expired registration reissuance 65.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of registration 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.19.050. 06-08-106, 246-810-990, filed 4/5/06, effective 5/6/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-810-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-810-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-810-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.19.050(1). 97-17-113, 246-810-990, filed 8/20/97, effective 9/20/97. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.19 RCW. 96-08-069, 246-810-990, filed 4/3/96, effective 5/4/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-810-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-810-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-18-039 (Order 084), 308-190-010, filed 8/29/90, effective 9/29/90; 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-190-010, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-033 (Order PM 669), 308-190-010, filed 8/27/87.]

OTS-1507.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 246-811-990   How often do I need to renew and what are the costs for certification?   (1) Certificates must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for certified chemical dependency professional:


Title of Fee Fee
Application $((100.00))

200.00

Initial certification ((125.00))

225.00

Renewal ((125.00))

230.00

Renewal retired active ((62.50))

115.00

Late renewal retired active ((50.00))

57.50

Late renewal penalty ((62.50))

115.00

Expired certification reissuance ((62.50))

115.00

Duplicate certification 10.00
Certification of certificate 10.00
((Wall certificate 10.00))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-811-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.130.250. 02-07-083, 246-811-990, filed 3/19/02, effective 4/19/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.205.060(1). 99-13-084, 246-811-990, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99.]

OTS-1508.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 246-812-990   Denturist fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Licenses must be renewed every ((other)) year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Fee
Application $((1,000.00)) 1,450.00
Examination 1,500.00
Reexamination, written 500.00
Reexamination, practical 500.00
License renewal ((2,750.00)) 1,600.00
Late renewal penalty 300.00
Expired license reissuance 300.00
Inactive license renewal ((1,500.00)) 750.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 300.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
Multiple location licenses 50.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-812-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapter 18.30 RCW. 00-07-050, 246-812-990, filed 3/8/00, effective 4/8/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.30.070(3). 98-20-068, 246-812-990, filed 10/2/98, effective 11/2/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-812-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.30.070(3). 95-22-062, 246-812-990, filed 10/30/95, effective 11/30/95.]

OTS-1509.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

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. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Fee
Application examination and reexamination . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00
Renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . ((40.00)) 50.00
Late renewal penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . ((40.00)) 50.00
Expired license reissuance . . . . . . . . . . . . ((40.00)) 50.00
Credentialing application . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00
Limited license application . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.00
Limited license renewal . . . . . . . . . . . . ((40.00)) 50.00
Limited license late renewal penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . ((40.00)) 50.00
Expired limited license reissuance . . . . . . . . . . . . ((40.00)) 50.00
Duplicate license . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00
Certification of license . . . . . . . . . . . . 25.00
Education program evaluation . . . . . . . . . . . . 200.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-815-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 05-01-018, 246-815-990, filed 12/2/04, effective 3/22/05; 03-07-095, 246-815-990, filed 3/19/03, effective 7/1/03. 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-1510.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-20-100, filed 10/2/07, effective 11/2/07)

WAC 246-826-990   Health care assistant fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Certificates must be renewed every two years as provided in WAC 246-826-050 and chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) If a health care assistant who holds a current active credential leaves employment with a facility or practitioner and returns to employment with a facility or practitioner that previously employed the health care assistant, and more than two years has passed since that health care assistant's employment with the previous facility or practitioner ended, the health care assistant must complete a new credential application and pay the application fee. However, that health care assistant is not required to pay the late renewal penalty and the expired credential reissuance fee.

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Fee
((First)) Initial certification $((60.00)) 105.00
Renewal ((60.00)) 105.00
Expired credential reissuance ((50.00)) 52.50
Recertification ((60.00)) 100.00
Late renewal penalty ((50.00)) 52.50
Duplicate 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.135.030. 07-20-100, 246-826-990, filed 10/2/07, effective 11/2/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-826-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 18.135.030. 03-24-071, 246-826-990, filed 12/1/03, effective 3/1/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-826-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-826-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-826-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-175-140, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.135.030. 87-23-022 (Order PM 689), 308-175-140, filed 11/12/87.]

OTS-1511.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

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. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(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 ((50.00)) 90.00
Renewal ((25.00)) 65.00
Late renewal penalty ((25.00)) 50.00
Expired license reissuance ((25.00)) 50.00
Certification of license 10.00
Duplicate license 10.00
Intraoral massage endorsement 25.00
UW library access fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-830-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 03-07-095, 246-830-990, filed 3/19/03, effective 7/1/03; 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-1512.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

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. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Amount
Application initial/retake $((25.00)) 100.00
State examination (initial/retake) ((25.00)) 100.00
Initial license ((25.00)) 100.00
License renewal ((200.00)) 325.00
Late renewal penalty ((100.00)) 62.50
Expired license reissuance ((100.00)) 62.50
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00
((Application for reciprocity 25.00))
UW library access fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-836-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 03-07-095, 246-836-990, filed 3/19/03, effective 7/1/03. 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.]

OTS-1513.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 246-841-990   Nursing assistant -- Fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Certificates and registrations must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for registrations:


Title of Fee Fee
Application - registration $((15.00))

30.00

Renewal of registration ((25.00))

40.00

Duplicate registration 10.00
Registration late penalty ((25.00))

40.00

Expired registration reissuance ((25.00))

40.00


(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for certifications:


Title of Fee Fee
Application for certification ((15.00))

30.00

Certification renewal ((25.00))

40.00

Duplicate certification 10.00
Certification late penalty ((25.00))

40.00

Expired ((registration)) certification reissuance ((25.00))

40.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-841-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.88A.050(1). 99-24-062, 246-841-990, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-841-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.88A RCW. 96-03-051, 246-841-990, filed 1/12/96, effective 3/1/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-841-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-173-130, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-20-075 (Order 783), 308-173-130, filed 10/5/88.]

OTS-1514.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-01-104, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06)

WAC 246-926-990   ((Radiological technologists)) Certification and registration fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Certificates and registrations must be renewed every two years on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The practitioner must pay the following nonrefundable fees:

Title of Fee Fee
Application - certification $((45.00)) 150.00
((Exam fee - certification 30.00))
Application - registration ((35.00)) 75.00
Certification renewal ((45.00))

160.00

Registration renewal ((35.00))

75.00

Late renewal penalty - certification ((45.00))

80.00

Late renewal penalty - registration ((35.00))

50.00

Expired certificate reissuance ((45.00))

80.00

Expired registration reissuance ((35.00))

50.00

Certification of registration or certificate 15.00
Duplicate registration or certificate 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. 06-01-104, 246-926-990, filed 12/21/05, effective 1/21/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-926-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-926-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-926-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040 and 18.84.100. 92-05-010 (Order 237), 246-926-990, filed 2/7/92, effective 2/19/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-926-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. 89-01-015 (Order PM 802), 308-183-180, filed 12/9/88.]

OTS-1515.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 246-927-990   ((How often do I need to renew and what are the costs for registration?)) Recreation therapy fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Registrations must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for registered recreational therapists:

Title of Fee Fee
Application $((110.00))

205.00

Renewal ((85.00))

180.00

Late renewal penalty ((50.00))

90.00

Expired registration reissuance ((50.00))

90.00

Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of certificate 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-927-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.230 RCW and RCW 43.70.250. 03-09-065, 246-927-990, filed 4/15/03, effective 7/1/03.]

OTS-1516.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 246-928-990   Respiratory care fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Licenses must be renewed every two years on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Fee
Application $((70.00))

150.00

Temporary practice permit ((35.00))

50.00

Duplicate license 15.00
Verification of licensure 15.00
Renewal ((50.00))

130.00

Late renewal penalty ((50.00))

65.00

Expired license reissuance ((50.00))

65.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-928-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.89.050(1). 01-11-165, 246-928-990, filed 5/23/01, effective 6/23/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-928-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-928-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.89 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. 95-18-019, 246-928-990, filed 8/24/95, effective 9/24/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-15-032 (Order 285), 246-928-990, filed 7/7/92, effective 8/7/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.89.050 and 43.70.250. 92-02-018 (Order 224), 246-928-990, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-928-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-17-099 (Order PM 741), 308-195-110, filed 8/23/88.]

OTS-1517.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-014, filed 5/20/05, effective 6/20/05)

WAC 246-930-990   Sex offender treatment provider fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Certificates must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. (([The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.])) The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for:

Title of Fee Fee
Sex offender treatment provider:
Application and examination $((500.00)) 600.00
Reexamination 250.00
Initial certification ((100.00)) 200.00
Renewal ((800.00)) 1,000.00
Inactive status 300.00
Late renewal penalty 300.00
Expired certificate reissuance 300.00
Expired inactive certificate reissuance 150.00
Duplicate certificate 15.00
Verification of certification 15.00

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for affiliate treatment provider:
Title of Fee Fee
Application and examination ((200.00)) 400.00
Reexamination ((100.00)) 250.00
Renewal ((300.00)) 500.00
Inactive status ((200.00)) 250.00
Late renewal penalty ((150.00)) 250.00
Expired affiliate certificate reissuance ((150.00)) 250.00
Expired inactive affiliate certificate

reissuance

100.00
Duplicate certificate 15.00
((Extension fee 850.00))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. 05-12-014, 246-930-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 6/20/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-930-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-930-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-930-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. 94-13-179, 246-930-990, filed 6/21/94, effective 7/22/94; 92-12-027 (Order 275), 246-930-990, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92; 91-11-063 (Order 168), 246-930-990, filed 5/16/91, effective 6/16/91.]

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