WSR 08-14-118

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 30, 2008, 6:08 p.m. , effective July 31, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: RCW 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, and 43.70.250 authorizes the department of health (department) to charge registration fees to businesses operating X-ray machines that are sufficient to cover the full cost of administering the program. The fee is based on the cost to the department of regulating the activity, including the costs of inspections.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-254-053 Radiation machine facility registration fees.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.250, and 43.70.110.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-09-078 on April 16, 2008.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 30, 2008.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-1374.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-14-130, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07)

WAC 246-254-053   Radiation machine facility registration fees.   (1) Radiation machine facility fees apply to each person or facility owning, leasing or using radiation-producing machines. The annual facility fee consists of the base registration fee and a per tube charge, where applicable.


(a) Radiation Machine Facility Fees
Type of Facility Facility Base Fee Added Fee per Tube
(i) Dental, podiatric, veterinary uses $((102))

134

See following table
(ii) Hospital, medical, chiropractic uses $((158))

207

See following table
(iii) Industrial, research, educational, security, or other facilities $((140))

184

See following table
(iv) Mammography only $((68))

89

N/A
(v) Bone densitometry only $((68))

89

N/A
(vi) Electron microscopes only $((68))

89

N/A
(vii) Bomb squad only $((68))

89

N/A
(viii) Radiation safety program as specified in subsection (3) of this section $((4,441)) 5,827 N/A


(b) Radiation Machine Tube Fees
Type of Tube Added Fee per Tube
(i) Dental (intraoral, panoramic, cephalometric, dental radiographic, and dental CT) $((35))

46

(ii) Veterinary (radiographic, fluoroscopic, portable, mobile) $((35))

46

(iii) Podiatric uses (radiographic, fluoroscopic) $((35))

46

(iv) Mammography N/A
(v) Bone densitometry N/A
(vi) Electron microscope N/A
(vii) Bomb squad N/A
(viii) Medical radiographic (includes R/F combinations, fixed, portable, mobile) $((100))

131

(ix) Medical fluoroscopic (includes R/F combinations, C-arm, Simulator, fixed, portable, mobile) $((100))

131

(x) Therapy (Grenz Ray, Orthovoltage, nonaccelerator) $((100))

131

(xi) Accelerators (therapy, other medical uses) $((100))

131

(xii) Computer tomography (CT, CAT scanner) $((100))

131

(xiii) Stereotactic (mammography) $((100))

131

(xiv) Industrial radiographic $((35))

46

(xv) Analytical, X-ray fluorescence $((35))

46

(xvi) Industrial accelerators $((35))

46

(xvii) Airport baggage $((35))

46

(xviii) Cabinet (industrial, security, mail, other) $((35))

46

(xiv) Other industrial uses (includes industrial fluoroscopic uses) $((35))

46


(2) X-ray shielding fees.

(a) Facilities regulated under the shielding plan requirements of WAC 246-225-030 or 246-227-150 are subject to a $((255)) 344 X-ray shielding review fee for each X-ray room plan submitted((.)); or

(b) A registrant may request an expedited plan review for ((an additional $500)) $1000 for each X-ray room plan. Expedited plan means the department will complete the plan review within two business days of receiving all required information from the registrant.

(((b))) (c) If a facility regulated under WAC 246-225-030 or 246-227-150 operates without submittal and departmental ((approval)) review of X-ray shielding calculations and a floor plan it will be subject to a shielding design follow-up fee of $((500)) 656.

(3) Radiation safety fee. If a facility or group of facilities under one administrative control employs two or more full-time individuals whose positions are entirely devoted to in-house radiation safety, the facility shall pay a flat, annual fee as specified in subsection (1)(a)(viii) of this section.

(4) Consolidation of registration. Facilities may consolidate X-ray machine registrations into a single registration after notifying the department in writing and documenting that a single business license applies to all buildings, structures and operations on one contiguous site using or identified by one physical address location designation.

(5) Inspection fees.

(a) The cost of routine, periodic inspections, including the initial inspection, are covered under the base fee and tube registration fees as described in subsection (1) of this section.

(b) Facilities requiring follow-up inspections due to uncorrected noncompliances must pay an inspection follow-up fee of $((90)) 118 for each reinspection required.

(6) A facility's annual registration fee is valid for a specific geographical location and person only. It is not transferable to another geographical location or owner or user.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.02.050, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 70.98.080. 07-14-130, 246-254-053, filed 7/3/07, effective 8/3/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080, 43.20B.020, 43.70.110, and 43.70.250. 05-24-108, 246-254-053, filed 12/7/05, effective 1/7/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 04-12-125, 246-254-053, filed 6/2/04, effective 7/3/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.110. 03-13-122, 246-254-053, filed 6/18/03, effective 7/19/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 220. 02-07-085, 246-254-053, filed 3/19/02, effective 4/19/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. 01-14-048, 246-254-053, filed 6/29/01, effective 7/30/01; 99-13-085, 246-254-053, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99; 98-11-066, 246-254-053, filed 5/19/98, effective 7/1/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and chapter 70.98 RCW. 98-01-047, 246-254-053, filed 12/8/97, effective 1/8/98; 96-11-043, 246-254-053, filed 5/8/96, effective 6/28/96; 95-12-004, 246-254-053, filed 5/25/95, effective 6/25/95; 94-11-010, 246-254-053, filed 5/5/94, effective 6/5/94; 93-13-019 (Order 372), 246-254-053, filed 6/8/93, effective 7/9/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110. 91-22-027 (Order 208), 246-254-053, filed 10/29/91, effective 11/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-254-053, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.110. 89-16-064 (Order 2839), 440-44-050, filed 7/31/89, effective 8/31/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. 86-08-054 (Order 2359), 440-44-050, filed 3/28/86. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.98 RCW and 1985 c 383. 85-20-021 (Order 2283), 440-44-050, filed 9/23/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20A.055. 85-13-007 (Order 2238), 440-44-050, filed 6/7/85; 83-12-058 (Order 1965), 440-44-050, filed 6/1/83. Statutory Authority: 1982 c 201. 82-13-011 (Order 1825), 440-44-050, filed 6/4/82.]

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