WSR 09-17-116

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed August 18, 2009, 2:24 p.m. , effective September 18, 2009 ]


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

Purpose: The amendments increase funeral director and embalmer program licensing fees and update existing language regarding exams to reflect new exam process. New sections are created to establish the procedures for the new exam process.

The purpose of the fee increase is to adjust revenue collection sufficient to fund the budget passed by the 2009 legislature and maintain a reasonable fund balance.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 308-48-190 Examination fee; and amending WAC 308-48-800 Funeral director/embalmer fees.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.39.050 and 18.39.175.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 43.24.086.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-09-111 on April 21, 2009, and WSR 09-12-085 on June 1, 2009.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 308-48-800 Funeral director/embalmer fees, proposed crematory endorsement renewal charge of $9.20 per cremation performed has been reduced to $6.50 per cremation performed.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 2, Amended 0, Repealed 1.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: August 18, 2009.

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

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NEW SECTION
WAC 308-48-141   Application for examination and reciprocity.   (1) Applicants for initial licensing as a funeral director or embalmer must submit:

(a) An application on a form prescribed by the board.

(b) Official sealed college transcripts.

(c) Official national board or other state board examination scores.

(d) A nonrefundable application fee as defined in WAC 308-48-800.

(2) Applicants seeking reciprocity must submit:

(a) An application on a form prescribed by the board.

(b) Official verification of out-of-state licensure from the out-of-state licensing board.

(c) Official sealed college transcripts, if licensed in another state for a period of less than five years.

(d) A nonrefundable application fee as defined in WAC 308-48-800.

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NEW SECTION
WAC 308-48-142   Licensing examination.   (1) The board adopts the national examination and grading procedure of the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards (ICFSEB).

(2) All applicants must pass a state law examination. In addition, applicants for funeral director licensing are required to pass an examination in funeral arts. Applicants for embalmer licensing must pass an examination in funeral sciences.

(3) Examination fees must be paid to and collected by the ICFSEB directly.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-18-030, filed 8/28/07, effective 9/28/07)

WAC 308-48-800   Funeral director/embalmer fees.   The following fees shall be charged by the professional licensing division of the department of licensing:
Title of Fee Fee
Embalmer:
State examination ((or reexamination)) application $100.00
Renewal ((70.00)) 140.00
Late renewal penalty 35.00
Duplicate ((15.00)) 25.00
Embalmer intern:
Intern application ((75.00)) 125.00
Application for examination 100.00
Intern renewal ((45.00)) 90.00
Duplicate ((15.00)) 25.00
Funeral director:
State examination ((or reexamination)) application 100.00
Renewal ((70.00)) 140.00
Late renewal penalty 35.00
Duplicate ((15.00)) 25.00
Funeral director intern:
Intern application ((75.00)) 125.00
Application for examination 100.00
Intern renewal ((45.00)) 90.00
Duplicate ((15.00)) 25.00
Funeral establishment:
Original application ((300.00)) 400.00
Renewal ((150.00)) 300.00
Branch registration ((250.00)) 350.00
Branch renewal ((150.00)) 300.00
Preneed application ((140.00)) 250.00
Preneed renewal: 200.00
((0-25 sales 25.00st))
((26-99 sales 75.00))
((100 or more sales 125.00))
Crematory endorsement registration ((140.00)) 210.00
Crematory endorsement renewal

((3.20)) Charge per cremation

performed during previous calendar

year.

6.50
Academic intern No fee
Certificate of removal registration:
Application 30.00
Renewal 15.00
Retired status certificate No fee

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 07-18-030, 308-48-800, filed 8/28/07, effective 9/28/07; 07-03-027, 308-48-800, filed 1/5/07, effective 2/5/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.181 and chapter 34.05 RCW. 05-20-076, 308-48-800, filed 10/4/05, effective 11/4/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.050. 03-11-021, 308-48-800, filed 5/12/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.181. 99-16-040, 308-48-800, filed 7/29/99, effective 8/29/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.39.175(4). 98-21-056, 308-48-800, filed 10/19/98, effective 11/19/98; 91-11-023, 308-48-800, filed 5/7/91, effective 6/7/91; 91-01-006, 308-48-800, filed 12/6/90, effective 1/6/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 90-07-024, 308-48-800, filed 3/14/90, effective 4/14/90; 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-48-800, filed 5/1/87.]


REPEALER

     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 308-48-190 Examination fee.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office