SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1093





                        57th Legislature

                2001 Regular Legislative Session


Passed by the House March 9, 2001

  Yeas 98   Nays 0




Speaker of the House of Representatives




Speaker of the House of Representatives





Passed by the Senate April 9, 2001

  Yeas 49   Nays 0



We, Timothy A. Martin and Cynthia Zehnder, Co-Chief Clerks of the House of Representatives of the State of Washington, do hereby certify that the attached is SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1093  as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate on the dates hereon set forth.




                          Chief Clerk




                          Chief Clerk

President of the Senate




Approved Place Style On Codes above, and Style Off Codes below.              




Governor of the State of Washington

                   Secretary of State

                  State of Washington



                    SUBSTITUTE HOUSE BILL 1093



             Passed Legislature - 2001 Regular Session


State of Washington      57th Legislature     2001 Regular Session


By House Committee on Health Care (originally sponsored by Representatives Schual‑Berke, Ballasiotes, Cody, Campbell, Ruderman, Skinner, Conway, Edmonds, Kenney and Kagi)


Read first time .  Referred to Committee on .

Changing physician license fees.

    AN ACT Relating to increasing the license surcharge for the impaired physician program; and amending RCW 18.71.310.




    Sec. 1.  RCW 18.71.310 and 1998 c 132 s 4 are each amended to read as follows:

    (1) The commission shall enter into a contract with the entity to implement an impaired physician program.  The commission may enter into a contract with the entity for up to six years in length.  The impaired physician program may include any or all of the following:

    (a) Entering into relationships supportive of the impaired physician program with professionals who provide either evaluation or treatment services, or both;

    (b) Receiving and assessing reports of suspected impairment from any source;

    (c) Intervening in cases of verified impairment, or in cases where there is reasonable cause to suspect impairment;

    (d) Upon reasonable cause, referring suspected or verified impaired physicians for evaluation or treatment;

    (e) Monitoring the treatment and rehabilitation of impaired physicians including those ordered by the commission;

    (f) Providing monitoring and continuing treatment and rehabilitative support of physicians;

    (g) Performing such other activities as agreed upon by the commission and the entity; and

    (h) Providing prevention and education services.

    (2) A contract entered into under subsection (1) of this section shall be financed by a surcharge of not less than twenty-five and not more than thirty-five dollars per year on each license renewal or issuance of a new license to be collected by the department of health from every physician and surgeon licensed under this chapter in addition to other license fees.  These moneys shall be placed in the impaired physician account to be used solely for the implementation of the impaired physician program.


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