WSR 10-15-120

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed July 21, 2010, 9:43 a.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, fee increases for the following health professions licensed by the department of health: WAC 246-834-990 Acupuncture, 246-817-990 Dentist, 246-817-99005 Dental assistant, 246-812-990 Denturist, 246-809-990 Mental health counselor and social worker, 246-834-990 Midwifery, 246-840-990 Nursing, 246-841-990 Nursing assistant, 246-851-990 Optometry, 246-926-990 Radiologic technologist and x-ray technician, 246-927-990 Recreational therapy, and 246-928-990 Respiratory care. The proposed rules also add an inactive status fee for dentists.

Hearing Location(s): 310 Israel Road S.E., Room 152, Tumwater, WA 98501, on August 24, 2010, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: August 24, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Dianna Staley, P.O. Box 47860, Olympia, WA 98504-7860, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 236-4626, by August 24, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dianna Staley by August 17, 2010, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rules establish or increase fees for the named health care professions as approved by the legislature in the budget (ESSB 6444) during the 2010 session. The proposed rules raise fees to a level necessary to administer each profession. The proposed rules also establish an inactive status fee for dentists.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 43.70.250 requires that each profession is self-supporting and directs the department to collect fees to pay the costs to regulate each health care profession. The costs to regulate and administer health care professions is about $31 million each year. Changes in administrative and regulatory activities based upon credentialing, legislation, court cases, and disciplinary actions makes it necessary for the department to increase fees. These fees are critical to maintain the current levels of service, meet the costs of conducting business, and to promote 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: Dianna Staley, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA, (360) 236-4997; Implementation and Enforcement: Shannon Beigert, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA, (360) 236-4604.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Under RCW 19.85.025 and 34.05.310 (4)(f), a small business economic impact statement 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.

July 21, 2010

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-3338.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-15-014, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08)

WAC 246-802-990   ((Acupuncture)) East Asian medicine practitioner 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)) 100.00
License renewal ((90.00)) 196.00
Inactive license renewal 50.00
Late renewal penalty ((50.00)) 105.00
Expired license reissuance 50.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
((Acupuncture)) East Asian medicine training program application 500.00
UW library access fee 9.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. 08-15-014, 246-802-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. 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-3339.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 09-15-039, filed 7/8/09, effective 7/8/09)

WAC 246-809-990   Licensed counselor, and associate -- 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.

(2) Associate licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed every year on the date of issuance. The associate license may be renewed no more than four times.


Title Fee
(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed marriage and family therapist:
Application $150.00
Initial license 75.00
Renewal 140.00
Late renewal penalty 70.00
Expired license reissuance 85.00
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
(4) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed mental health counselor:
Application ((125.00)) 140.00
Initial license 125.00
Renewal ((75.00)) 138.00
Late renewal penalty ((50.00)) 60.00
Expired license reissuance 65.00
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
UW library access fee 25.00
(5) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed advanced social worker and licensed independent clinical social worker:
Application 125.00
Initial license 125.00
Renewal ((105.00)) 126.00
Late renewal penalty ((52.50)) 63.00
Expired license reissuance 72.50
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
UW library access fee 25.00
(6) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed marriage and family therapy associates:
Application 50.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty 40.00
Expired license reissuance 40.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00
(7) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed mental health counselor associates:
Application 50.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty 40.00
Expired license reissuance 40.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00
(8) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed advanced social worker associates and licensed independent clinical social worker associates:
Application 50.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty 40.00
Expired license reissuance 40.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.225 RCW. 09-15-039, 246-809-990, filed 7/8/09, effective 7/8/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 2008 c 329. 08-16-008, 246-809-990, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08. 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-3340.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-15-014, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08)

WAC 246-812-990   Denturist 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 $((1,450.00)) 1,500.00
Examination 1,500.00
Reexamination, written 500.00
Reexamination, practical 500.00
License renewal ((1,600.00)) 1,855.00
Late renewal penalty 300.00
Expired license reissuance 300.00
Inactive license renewal 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 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. 08-15-014, 246-812-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. 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-3341.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-16-008, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08)

WAC 246-817-990   Dentist 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 faculty and resident 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) Faculty and resident licenses must be renewed every year on July 1 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) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:


Title of Fee Fee
Original application by examination*
Initial application $700.00
Original application - Without examination
Initial application 700.00
Initial license 700.00
Faculty license application 560.00
Resident license application 115.00
License renewal:
Renewal ((375.00)) 551.00
Surcharge - impaired dentist 25.00
Late renewal penalty ((200.00)) 288.00
Expired license reissuance 300.00
Inactive renewal 125.00
Inactive late renewal penalty 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
Anesthesia permit
Initial application 150.00
Renewal - (three-year renewal

cycle)

150.00
Late renewal penalty 75.00
Expired permit reissuance 50.00
On-site inspection fee To be determined by future rule adoption.

* In addition to the initial application fee above, applicants for licensure via examination will be required to submit a separate application and examination fee directly to the dental testing agency accepted by the dental quality assurance commission.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 2008 c 329. 08-16-008, 246-817-990, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-817-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.32.0365 and 43.70.250. 01-11-166, 246-817-990, filed 5/23/01, effective 7/1/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-817-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-817-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 95-16-122, 246-817-990, filed 8/2/95, effective 9/1/95.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-13-069, filed 6/13/08, effective 7/1/08)

WAC 246-817-99005   Dental assistant and expanded function dental auxiliary fees and renewal cycle.   (1) Credentials must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2, except faculty and resident 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) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for dental assistant and expanded function dental auxiliary:


Title of Fee - Dental Professionals Fee
Registered dental assistant application $40.00
Registered dental assistant renewal ((20.00)) 21.00
Registered dental assistant late ((20.00)) 21.00
Registered dental assistant expired reactivation 20.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary application 175.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary renewal 160.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary late 80.00
Licensed expanded function dental auxiliary expired reactivation 50.00
Duplicate 15.00
Verification 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 08-13-069, 246-817-99005, filed 6/13/08, effective 7/1/08.]

OTS-3342.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-13-012, filed 6/9/06, effective 7/1/06)

WAC 246-834-990   Midwifery 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 fees are nonrefundable:


Title of Fee Fee
Initial application $ ((450.00)) 500.00
National examination administration (initial/retake)

103.00

State examination (initial/retake) ((154.50)) 155.00
Renewal ((450.00)) 500.00
Late renewal penalty ((225.00)) 250.00
Duplicate license 25.00
Certification of license 25.00
Application fee -- Midwife-in-training program 978.75
Expired license reissuance 300.00

[Statutory Authority: 2006 c 372, RCW 43.70.250 and 18.50.135. 06-13-012, 246-834-990, filed 6/9/06, effective 7/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-834-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 18.50.135. 04-22-113, 246-834-990, filed 11/3/04, effective 2/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 and RCW 18.50.102. 01-23-101, 246-834-990, filed 11/21/01, effective 1/21/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.102 and 43.70.250. 98-11-069, 246-834-990, filed 5/19/98, effective 7/13/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-834-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-834-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-115-405, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.135. 89-08-008 (Order PM 827), 308-115-405, filed 3/24/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-115-405, filed 8/27/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-115-405, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-115-400.]

OTS-3343.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-15-014, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08)

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

(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.

(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 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.

(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)) 67.00
LPN application (initial or endorsement) ((85.00)) 87.00
RN license renewal ((50.00)) 76.00
LPN license renewal ((65.00)) 91.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired license reissuance 70.00
Inactive renewal 40.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 40.00
Inactive late renewal penalty 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 specialty)

$ ((85.00)) 92.00

ARNP renewal with or without prescriptive authority (per specialty)

((65.00)) 96.00

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

(per specialty)

25.00


Nurse technologist fees:


Title of Fee Fee
Application fee registration $((130.00)) 92.00
Renewal of registration ((90.00)) 126.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Registration late renewal penalty 50.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. 08-15-014, 246-840-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. 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-3344.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-15-014, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08)

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 $((30.00))

48.00

Renewal of registration ((40.00))

53.00

Duplicate registration 10.00
Registration late penalty ((40.00))

53.00

Expired registration reissuance ((40.00))

52.00


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


Title of Fee Fee
Application for certification ((30.00))

48.00

Certification renewal ((40.00))

53.00

Duplicate certification 10.00
Certification late penalty ((40.00))

53.00

Expired certification reissuance ((40.00))

52.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. 08-15-014, 246-841-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. 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-3345.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-15-014, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08)

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 $175.00
Out-of-state seminar 100.00
License renewal ((150.00)) 199.00
Late renewal penalty ((75.00)) 100.00
Expired license reissuance 75.00
Inactive license renewal 75.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
UW library fee 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. 08-15-014, 246-851-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. 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-3346.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-10-043, filed 4/27/10, effective 5/28/10)

WAC 246-926-990   Radiologist assistants; diagnostic, therapeutic, and nuclear medicine radiologic technologists; X-ray technicians -- 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.


Title of Fee Fee
(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for certified diagnostic, therapeutic, and nuclear medicine radiologic technologists:
Application $150.00
Renewal ((70.00)) 105.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired certificate reissuance 80.00
Certification of registration or certificate 15.00
Duplicate registration or certificate 15.00
(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for registered X-ray technicians:
Application ((75.00)) 105.00
Renewal ((75.00)) 103.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired reissuance 50.00
Certification of registration or certificate 15.00
Duplicate registration or certificate 15.00
(4) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for certified radiologist assistants:
Application 150.00
Renewal 150.00
Late renewal penalty 75.00
Expired reissuance 75.00
Certification of registration or certificate 15.00
Duplicate registration or certificate 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. 10-10-043, 246-926-990, filed 4/27/10, effective 5/28/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 2008 c 329. 08-16-008, 246-926-990, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08. 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-3347.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-16-008, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08)

WAC 246-927-990   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 $205.00
Renewal ((155.00))

230.00

Late renewal penalty ((77.50))

116.00

Expired registration reissuance 90.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of certificate 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 2008 c 329. 08-16-008, 246-927-990, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08. 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-3348.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-16-008, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08)

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 $((150.00)) 335.00
Temporary practice permit 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Verification of licensure 15.00
Renewal ((110.00)) 305.00
Late renewal penalty ((55.00)) 153.00
Expired license reissuance 65.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 2008 c 329. 08-16-008, 246-928-990, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08. 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.]

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