WSR 08-15-014

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 7, 2008, 11:04 a.m. , effective July 7, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 7, 2008.

Other Findings Required by Other Provisions of Law as Precondition to Adoption or Effectiveness of Rule: RCW 34.05.380 (3)(c) allows for an earlier adoption if there is imminent peril to public health or safety. These rules are necessary in order to continue the current level of credentialing and disciplinary activities for health care professionals. If these activities are impaired, it could put patients at risk and create a barrier to obtaining healthcare.

RCW 34.05.380 (3)(a) allows for an earlier adoption date if action is required by statute. The legislature approved an increase in fees through the 2008 budget bill (ESHB 2687, chapter 329, Laws of 2008).

Purpose: The rules increase the listed fees (see below) by no more than authorized by the legislature (ESHB 2687, chapter 329, Laws of 2008). The rules also remove fees that no longer exist, add a fee of up to $25 to some professions for access to the University of Washington Library (ESSB 5930, chapter 259, Laws of 2007), and change the denturist renewal cycle to one year. The fee increases are necessary for programs to remain in operation and ensure patient safety.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-802-990 Acupuncture fees and renewal cycle, 246-808-990 Chiropractic fees and renewal cycle, 246-811-990 Chemical dependency counselor fees and renewal cycle, 246-812-990 Denturist fees and renewal cycle, 246-815-990 Dental hygiene fees and renewal cycle, 246-826-990 Health care assistant fees and renewal cycle, 246-828-990 Hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, audiologist, and speech language pathologist, 246-830-990 Massage practitioner fees and renewal cycle, 246-836-990 Naturopathic physician fees and renewal cycle, 246-840-990 Fees and renewal cycle (RN, LPN, and ARNP), 246-841-990 Nursing assistant fees and renewal cycle, 246-843-990 Nursing home administrator fees and renewal cycle, 246-847-990 Occupational therapy fees and renewal cycle, 246-851-990 Optometry fees and renewal cycle, 246-853-990 Osteopathic fees and renewal cycle, 246-907-030 Pharmaceutical licensing periods and fees -- Fees and renewal cycle, 246-915-990 Physical therapy fees and renewal cycle, 246-918-990 Physician assistant fees and renewal, 246-919-990 Physician and surgeon fees and renewal, 246-922-990 Podiatry fees and renewal cycle, 246-924-990 Psychology fees and renewal cycle, and 246-930-990 Fees and renewal cycle (sex offender treatment provider and affiliate).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and ESHB 2687 (chapter 329, Laws of 2008).

Other Authority: RCW 43.70.110 and 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-10-089 and 08-10-088 on May 6, 2008.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The following professions included in the proposed rules will be filed separately after considering comments received during the public comment period: WAC 246-809-990 Fees and renewal cycle (marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor, social worker), 246-810-990 Registered counselor fees and renewal, 246-817-990 Dentist fees and renewal cycle, 246-928-990 Respiratory therapy fees and renewal cycle, 246-926-990 Fees and renewal cycle (radiologic technologist, x-ray technician), and 246-927-990 Recreational therapy fees and renewal.

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 22, 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 22, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: June 30, 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-1491.1


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

WAC 246-808-990   Chiropractic fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Licenses and registrations must be renewed on the practitioner's birthday every year 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 chiropractic license:


Title of Fee Fee
Application/full examination or reexamination $((300.00)) 575.00
Temporary permit application 150.00
Temporary practice permit 50.00
Preceptorship 100.00
License renewal ((270.00)) 520.00
Late renewal penalty ((135.00)) 260.00
Expired license reissuance ((135.00)) 260.00
Inactive license renewal ((150.00)) 200.00
Expired inactive license reissuance ((75.00)) 100.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
UW library access fee 25.00

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for chiropractic X-ray technician registration:


Title of Fee Fee
Application ((25.00)) 35.00
Original registration ((25.00)) 35.00
Renewal ((40.00)) 50.00
Late renewal penalty ((40.00)) 50.00
Expired registration reissuance ((40.00)) 50.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of registration 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-808-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-808-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-808-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. 96-16-074, 246-808-990, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]

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-1524.1


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

WAC 246-828-990   Hearing instrument fitter/dispenser, audiologist and speech language pathologists 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) Licensees must pay the following nonrefundable fees:


Title of Fee Fee
License application $125.00
Initial license 100.00
Interim permit 100.00
Renewal 200.00
Inactive license 75.00
Late renewal penalty 100.00
Expired license reissuance 100.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 50.00
License verification 15.00
((Wall certificate 15.00))
Duplicate license 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-828-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161. 04-02-068, 246-828-990, filed 1/7/04, effective 2/7/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-828-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.090 and 43.70.250. 97-04-043, 246-828-990, filed 1/31/97, effective 1/31/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.35.161 (1) and (3). 95-19-017, 246-828-990, filed 9/7/95, effective 10/8/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 94-08-038, 246-828-990, filed 3/31/94, effective 5/1/94; 93-14-011, 246-828-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-828-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-11-030 (Order 139), recodified as 246-828-990, filed 5/8/91, effective 6/8/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-50-440, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-50-440, filed 8/27/87.]

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-1493.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-20-107, filed 10/5/05, effective 11/5/05)

WAC 246-840-990   Fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Applicants for a practical nurse ((or registered nurse)) license must pay the application fee and the nursing center surcharge fee when applying for a license. 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. Practical nurses ((and registered nurses)) must pay the renewal fee and the nursing center surcharge fee when renewing licenses. ((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) Applicants for a registered nurse license must pay the application fee, the RN UW library fee, and the nursing center surcharge fee when applying for a license. Licenses for registered nurse must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. Registered nurses must pay the renewal fee, the RN UW library fee, and the nursing center surcharge fee when renewing licenses.

(3) 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. ((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.

(3))) (4) 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)) RCW 18.79.370. 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).

(5) 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.

(((4))) (6) 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
RN application (initial or endorsement) $65.00
LPN application (initial or endorsement) 85.00
RN license renewal 50.00
LPN license renewal 65.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired license reissuance ((50.00)) 70.00
Inactive renewal ((20.00)) 40.00
Expired inactive license reissuance ((20.00)) 40.00
Inactive late renewal penalty ((10.00)) 30.00
Duplicate license 20.00
Verification of licensure/education (written) 25.00
Nursing center surcharge 5.00
RN UW library fee 20.00

Advanced registered nurse fees:


Title of Fee Fee
ARNP application with or without prescriptive authority (per ((speciality)) specialty)

$((65.00)) 85.00

ARNP renewal with or without prescriptive authority (per ((speciality)) specialty)

((50.00)) 65.00

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

(per ((speciality)) specialty)

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 43.70.010, 43.70.250, and 2005 c 268. 05-20-107, 246-840-990, filed 10/5/05, effective 11/5/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-840-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapter 18.79 RCW. 04-04-054, 246-840-990, filed 1/30/04, effective 1/30/04. 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.]

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-1494.1


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

WAC 246-843-990   Nursing home administrator 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 - Original license $((200.00)) 275.00
Administrator-in-training ((100.00)) 150.00
Application - Endorsement ((295.00)) 375.00
Temporary permit 190.00
Renewal ((295.00)) 360.00
Inactive license renewal ((110.00)) 180.00
Late renewal penalty ((145.00)) 180.00
Expired license reissuance 147.50
Late renewal penalty - inactive ((55.00))

90.00

Expired inactive license reissuance 55.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-843-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and chapter 18.52 RCW. 99-24-098, 246-843-990, filed 11/30/99, effective 12/31/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-843-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapter 18.52 RCW. 94-09-006, 246-843-990, filed 4/11/94, effective 5/12/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-843-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93; 91-09-051 (Order 154), 246-843-990, filed 4/16/91, effective 5/17/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-06-058 (Order 138), recodified as 246-843-990, filed 3/1/91, effective 4/1/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-54-315, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-54-315, filed 8/27/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-54-315, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-54-310.]

OTS-1495.1


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

WAC 246-847-990   Occupational therapy 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 for occupational therapist:

Title of Fee Fee
Application and initial license fee $((125.00)) 160.00
License renewal ((95.00)) 130.00
Limited permit fee 40.00
Late renewal fee ((50.00))

65.00

Expired license reissuance ((50.00))

65.00

Inactive license ((5.00))

10.00

Expired inactive license reissuance ((5.00))

10.00

Duplicate 15.00
Certification of license 25.00

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for ccupational therapy assistant:

Title of Fee Fee
Application and initial license fee ((125.00))

160.00

License renewal ((70.00))

110.00

Late renewal fee ((50.00))

55.00

Expired license reissuance ((50.00))

55.00

Inactive license ((5.00))

10.00

Expired inactive license reissuance ((5.00))

10.00

Limited permit fee 40.00
Duplicate 15.00
Certification of license 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-847-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-847-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-847-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapters 18.57, 18.57A, 18.22 and 18.59 RCW. 94-22-055, 246-847-990, filed 11/1/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-847-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-05-030 (Order 135), recodified as 246-847-990, filed 2/12/91, effective 3/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-171-310, filed 5/1/87.]

OTS-1496.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-24-048, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07)

WAC 246-851-990   Optometry 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 $((125.00)) 175.00
Out-of-state seminar 100.00
License renewal ((100.00))

150.00

Late renewal penalty ((50.00))

75.00

Expired license reissuance ((50.00))

75.00

Inactive license renewal ((40.00))

75.00

Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
UW library fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 06-24-048, 246-851-990, filed 12/1/06, effective 1/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-851-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-851-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-851-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 96-20-088, 246-851-990, filed 10/1/96, effective 11/1/96; 95-14-111, 246-851-990, filed 6/30/95, effective 7/31/95; 92-23-006 (Order 311), 246-851-990, filed 11/5/92, effective 12/6/92; 92-06-029 (Order 246), 246-851-990, filed 2/26/92, effective 3/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-851-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-06-028 (Order 137), recodified as 246-851-990, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-53-020, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-53-020, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-53-310.]

OTS-1497.1


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

WAC 246-853-990   Osteopathic 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, except postgraduate training limited licenses. 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) Postgraduate training limited licenses must be renewed every year to correspond to program dates. 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.

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


Title of Fee Fee
Active renewal $475.00
Active late renewal penalty 237.50
Certification of license 50.00

(4)
)) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for osteopathic physician:

Title of Fee Fee
Endorsement application ((650.00)) $800.00
Active license renewal ((475.00)) 750.00
Active late renewal penalty ((237.50)) 300.00
Active expired license reissuance ((237.50)) 300.00
Inactive license renewal ((350.00)) 500.00
Expired inactive license reissuance ((175.00)) 225.00
Inactive late renewal penalty ((175.00)) 250.00
Endorsement/state exam application ((750.00)) 900.00
Reexam 100.00
Certification of license 50.00
Limited license application ((300.00)) 350.00
Limited license renewal ((250.00)) 325.00
Temporary permit application 70.00
Duplicate certificate 20.00
Substance abuse
monitoring surcharge 25.00
UW library access fee 25.00

(5) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for osteopathic physician assistant:

Title of Fee Fee
Application ((250.00)) 300.00
Renewal ((200.00)) 325.00
Late renewal penalty ((100.00)) 162.50
Expired license reissuance 100.00
Certification of license 30.00
Practice plan 70.00
Interim permit ((167.00)) 200.00
License after exam ((83.00)) 100.00
Duplicate certificate 20.00
Substance abuse
monitoring surcharge 25.00
UW library access fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-853-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-24-063, 246-853-990, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-853-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapters 18.57, 18.57A, 18.22 and 18.59 RCW. 94-22-055, 246-853-990, filed 11/1/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-14-054 (Order 281), 246-853-990, filed 6/25/92, effective 7/26/92; 91-21-034 (Order 200), 246-853-990, filed 10/10/91, effective 11/10/91; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-853-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-853-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-138-080, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-138-080, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-138-080, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-138-060.]

Reviser's note: The typographical error in the above section occurred in the copy filed by the agency and appears in the Register pursuant to the requirements of RCW 34.08.040.

OTS-1498.1


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

WAC 246-907-030   Pharmaceutical licensing periods and fees -- Fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and pharmacy intern 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) Pharmacy location, controlled substance registration (pharmacy), pharmacy technician utilization, and shopkeepers differential hours licenses will expire on June 1 of each year.

(3) All other licenses, including health care entity licenses, registrations, permits, or certifications will expire on October 1 of each year.

(4) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for pharmacy location:


Title of fee Fee
Original pharmacy fee $365.00
Original pharmacy technician

utilization fee

65.00
Renewal pharmacy fee ((265.00)) 400.00
Renewal pharmacy technician

utilization fee

75.00
Penalty pharmacy fee ((132.50)) 200.00

(5) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for vendor:
Original fee 75.00
Renewal fee 75.00
Penalty fee 50.00

(6) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for pharmacist:

Original license fee 130.00
Renewal fee, active and inactive license ((135.00)) 170.00
Renewal fee, retired license 20.00
Penalty fee ((67.50)) 85.00
Expired license reissuance (active and inactive) ((67.50)) 85.00
Reciprocity fee 330.00
Certification of license status to other states 20.00
Retired license 20.00
Temporary permit 65.00

(7) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for shopkeeper:
Original fee 35.00
Renewal fee 35.00
Penalty fee 35.00
Shopkeeper - with differential hours:
Original fee 35.00
Renewal fee 35.00
Penalty fee 35.00

(8) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for drug manufacturer:

Original fee 590.00
Renewal fee 590.00
Penalty fee 295.00

(9) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for drug wholesaler - full line:
Original fee 590.00
Renewal fee 590.00
Penalty fee 295.00

(10) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for drug wholesaler - OTC only:
Original fee 330.00
Renewal fee 330.00
Penalty fee 165.00

(11) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for drug wholesaler - export:
Original fee 590.00
Renewal fee 590.00
Penalty 295.00

(12) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for drug wholesaler - export nonprofit humanitarian organization.

Original fee 25.00
Renewal fee 25.00
Penalty 25.00

(13) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for pharmacy technician:
Original fee 50.00
Renewal fee 40.00
Penalty fee 40.00
Expired license reissuance 40.00

(14) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for pharmacy intern:
Original registration fee 20.00
Renewal registration fee 20.00

(15) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for Controlled Substances Act (CSA):
Registrations
Dispensing registration fee (i.e. pharmacies and health care entities)

80.00

Dispensing renewal fee (i.e. pharmacies and health care entities)

65.00

Distributors registration fee (i.e. wholesalers)

115.00

Distributors renewal fee (i.e. wholesalers) 115.00
Manufacturers registration fee 115.00
Manufacturers renewal fee 115.00
Sodium pentobarbital for animal euthanization registration fee 40.00
Sodium pentobarbital for animal euthanization renewal fee

40.00

Other CSA registrations 40.00

(16) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for legend drug sample - distributor:
Registration fees
Original fee 365.00
Renewal fee 265.00
Penalty fee 132.50

(17) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for poison manufacturer/seller - license fees:
Original fee 40.00
Renewal fee 40.00

(18) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for facility inspection fee:
200.00

(19) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for precursor control permit:
Original fee 65.00
Renewal fee 65.00

(20) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for license reissue:
Reissue fee 15.00

(21) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for health care entity:
Original fee 365.00
Renewal 265.00
Penalty 132.50

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-907-030, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 and RCW 18.64.310, 18.64A.010. 01-23-101, 246-907-030, filed 11/21/01, effective 1/21/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040, 42.70.250, and 18.64.310. 01-12-052, 246-907-030, filed 6/1/01, effective 7/2/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 98-10-052, 246-907-030, filed 4/29/98, effective 5/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-907-030, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 97-06-019, 246-907-030, filed 2/25/97, effective 3/28/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. 94-05-036, 246-907-030, filed 2/8/94, effective 3/11/94; 93-18-015, 246-907-030, filed 8/24/93, effective 9/24/93; 93-05-045 (Order 334), 246-907-030, filed 2/17/93, effective 3/20/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-07-099 (Order 256), 246-907-030, filed 3/18/92, effective 4/18/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-19-028 (Order 194), recodified as 246-907-030, filed 9/10/91, effective 10/11/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 360-18-020, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. 89-04-015 (Order 222), 360-18-020, filed 1/23/89; 88-14-042 (Order 216), 360-18-020, filed 6/30/88; 88-07-011 (Order 209), 360-18-020, filed 3/3/88; 87-18-066 (Order 207), 360-18-020, filed 9/2/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005(4). 85-22-033 (Order 196), 360-18-020, filed 10/31/85; 85-06-010 (Order 193), 360-18-020, filed 2/22/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. 84-17-142 (Order 189), 360-18-020, filed 8/22/84; 84-04-030 (Order 184), 360-18-020, filed 1/25/84; 83-22-034 (Order 177), 360-18-020, filed 10/26/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and 18.64A.020. 83-18-021 (Order 175), 360-18-020, filed 8/30/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005(12). 82-12-041 (Order 168), 360-18-020, filed 5/28/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 (4) and (11). 80-08-035 (Order 155, Resolution No. 6/80), 360-18-020, filed 6/26/80, effective 9/30/80; 80-05-074 (Order 154, Resolution No. 4/80), 360-18-020, filed 4/28/80.]

OTS-1499.1


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

WAC 246-915-990   Physical therapy 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 $100.00
License renewal ((65.00)) 75.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Inactive license renewal 35.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 50.00
Expired license reissuance 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-915-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.74.073. 05-09-003, 246-915-990, filed 4/7/05, effective 5/8/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-915-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-915-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-915-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91; 91-05-004 (Order 128), 246-915-990, filed 2/7/91, effective 3/10/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-915-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-42-075, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-42-075, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-42-100.]

OTS-1500.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-11-167, filed 5/24/06, effective 7/1/06)

WAC 246-918-990   Physician assistants 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 applicant or licensee must pay the following nonrefundable fees:


Title of Fee Fee
Physician assistants, certified physician assistants, physician assistant-surgical assistants, acupuncture physician assistants:
Application* $50.00
Two-year renewal* 70.00
Expired license reissuance ((35.00))

50.00

Duplicate license 15.00
Impaired physician program surcharge *(assessed at $35.00 on each application and for each year of the renewal period as required in RCW 18.71.310(2)) 35.00
UW library fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 06-11-167, 246-918-990, filed 5/24/06, effective 7/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-918-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71A.020 and 43.70.280. 02-05-009, 246-918-990, filed 2/8/02, effective 3/11/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050(1), 18.130.040(4), 18.130.050(12) and 18.130.340. 99-23-090, 246-918-990, filed 11/16/99, effective 1/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020(3). 99-13-087, 246-918-990, filed 6/14/99, effective 7/15/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-918-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, 246-918-990, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-06-027 (Order 131), 246-918-990, filed 2/26/91, effective 3/29/91.]

OTS-1501.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-11-167, filed 5/24/06, effective 7/1/06)

WAC 246-919-990   Physician and surgeon 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, except postgraduate training limited licenses and retired active physician licenses. 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) Postgraduate training limited licenses must be renewed every year to correspond to program date. 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.

(3) Retired active physician licenses shall be renewed every year. 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.

(4) The applicants and licensees must pay the following nonrefundable fees:

Title of Fee Fee
Physicians and surgeons: Chapter 18.71 RCW
Application* $((300.00)) 425.00
Retired active physician license renewal* 100.00
Retired active late renewal penalty 50.00
Two-year renewal* ((400.00)) 525.00
Late renewal penalty ((100.00)) 262.50
Expired license reissuance ((200.00)) 262.50
Certification of license 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Temporary permit 50.00
Application fee for transitioning from a postgraduate training limited license* 100.00
Postgraduate limited license fees: RCW 18.71.095
Limited license application* ((200.00)) 325.00
Limited license renewal* ((200.00)) 325.00
Limited duplicate license 15.00
Impaired physician program *(assessed at $35.00 on each application and for each year of the renewal period as required in RCW 18.71.310(2)) 35.00
UW library fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 06-11-167, 246-919-990, filed 5/24/06, effective 7/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-919-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.71A.020 and 43.70.280. 02-05-009, 246-919-990, filed 2/8/02, effective 3/11/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017, 18.130.050(1), 18.130.040(4), 18.130.050(12) and 18.130.340. 99-23-090, 246-919-990, filed 11/16/99, effective 1/1/00. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-919-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 43.70.250. 97-15-100, 246-919-990, filed 7/21/97, effective 8/21/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, 246-919-990, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]

OTS-1502.1


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

WAC 246-922-990   Podiatry 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, except for postgraduate training limited licenses. 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) Postgraduate training limited licenses must be renewed every year to correspond to program dates. 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.

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:

Title of Fee Fee
((Application (examination

and reexamination)

$825.00))
((Reciprocity)) Application ((825.00)) 975.00
License renewal ((825.00)) 975.00
Inactive license renewal ((135.00)) 175.00
Inactive late renewal penalty ((67.50)) 100.00
Active late renewal penalty 300.00
Active expired license reissuance 300.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 67.50
Duplicate license 30.00
Certification of license 50.00
Retired active status ((150.00)) 275.00
Temporary practice permit 50.00
Limited license application 400.00
Limited license renewal ((480.00)) 475.00
Substance abuse

monitoring surcharge

25.00
UW library access fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-922-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 and RCW 18.22.120. 01-23-101, 246-922-990, filed 11/21/01, effective 1/21/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-24-064, 246-922-990, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-922-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapters 18.57, 18.57A, 18.22 and 18.59 RCW. 94-22-055, 246-922-990, filed 11/1/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-14-053 (Order 280), 246-922-990, filed 6/25/92, effective 7/26/92; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-922-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-05-029 (Order 134), recodified as 246-922-990, filed 2/12/91, effective 3/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapter 18.22 RCW. 90-16-057 (Order 072), 308-31-055, filed 7/27/90, effective 8/27/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 89-17-156, 308-31-055, filed 8/23/89, effective 9/23/89; 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-31-055, filed 8/27/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-22-060 (Order PL 446), 308-31-055, filed 11/2/83; 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-31-055, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-31-310.]

OTS-1503.1


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

WAC 246-924-990   Psychology 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 $260.00
Renewal 285.00
Renewal retired active 100.00
Late renewal penalty 142.50
Expired license reissuance 142.50
Duplicate license 25.00
((Oral examination 350.00))
Certification of license 25.00
Amendment of certificate of qualification 30.00
UW library access fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-924-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 and RCW 18.83.020. 01-23-101, 246-924-990, filed 11/21/01, effective 1/21/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-924-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-924-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 96-08-006, 246-924-990, filed 3/22/96, effective 4/22/96; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-924-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-05-028 (Order 133), recodified as 246-924-990, filed 2/12/91, effective 3/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-122-275, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-122-275, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-122-275, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-122-460.]

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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