WSR 17-15-126
[Filed July 19, 2017, 9:32 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Proposal is exempt under RCW 34.05.310(4) or 34.05.330(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-812-990 Denturist fees and renewal cycle, proposing fee reductions to align licensing fee revenues with the actual costs of regulating the profession, and to attain an appropriate annual fund balance, as well as update terms consistent with other fee rules.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, Professional Plaza East, Room 153, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501, on August 22, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: August 29, 2017.
Submit Written Comments to: Nancy Elliott, P.O. Box 47850, Olympia, WA 98504-7850, email, fax (360) 236-4626, by August 22, 2017.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Nancy Elliott by August 8, 2017, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The goal of the proposed fee decrease is to align licensing fee revenues with the actual costs of regulating this profession, while bringing year-end fund balances to the level needed to cover unanticipated expenses over a ten-year period. Current licensing revenues are greater than the annual cost of regulating the profession plus an amount needed for an appropriate annual fund balance. Reducing fees to proposed levels will allow reserves, which are used to cover unanticipated events such as increased disciplinary costs, to decrease to a more desirable level, while still bringing in sufficient revenue to cover the expense of administering the program. The department anticipates that the fee reductions could also result in increased credential growth in this profession.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 43.70.250 requires the cost of each licensing program to be fully borne by the profession's members and licensing fees to be based on the licensing program's costs. Based on six-year projections of fee revenue and expenses for each profession, using best available data, revenue from the current denturist profession fees are anticipated to exceed expenditures. Without the proposed fee reductions, the year-end balance will continue to accumulate in excess of the desired level.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.70.280.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of health, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Nancy Elliott, 111 Israel Road, Tumwater, WA 98501, (360) 236-4878.
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 19, 2017
John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 15-07-004, filed 3/6/15, effective 4/6/15)
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.
(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:
Title of Fee
Fee Amount
Original application
Reexamination, written
Reexamination, practical
Active license renewal
Late renewal penalty
Expired license reissuance
Inactive license renewal
Expired license reissuance
Retired active license renewal
Late renewal penalty
Duplicate license
((Certification)) Verification of license
Multiple location licenses