WSR 03-08-010

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


(Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers)

[ Filed March 21, 2003, 2:10 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-04-076.

Title of Rule: Funeral director/embalmer fees.

Purpose: To amend WAC 308-48-800 to increase the application and renewal fees for crematories so they are the same as the application and renewal fees for cemetery crematories, and to reduce all other fees to maintain the revenue necessary to meet projected expenditures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.39.181.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.39 RCW.

Summary: This amendment will permit the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers to change its fees as allowed by the legislature in order to bring its revenues into line with its expenditures.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jon Donnellan, Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, (360) 664-1555.

Name of Proponent: Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 308-48-800 provides for application, renewal, and miscellaneous fees in connection with the licensing of the funeral profession. This amendment provides for changing all fees, including making identical the fees for licenses that are similar to licenses issued by the Cemetery Board. Cremation application and renewal fees will be the same for both boards. Fees paid by individual licensees will be reduced from the current amount.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Changes all application and renewal fees.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These fee changes are permitted by the legislature and should not adversely affect small businesses.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Department of Licensing is exempt from this statute.

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, Conference Room #102, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98504, on May 7, 2003, at 10:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jon Donnellan by telephone TDD (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1555.

Submit Written Comments to: Jon Donnellan, Administrator, Funeral and Cemetery Unit, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507-9012, (360) 664-1555, fax (360) 586-4414.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 7, 2003.

March 12, 2003

Jon Donnellan

Administrator

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-16-040, filed 7/29/99, effective 8/29/99)

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 (($154.98)) $100.00
Renewal ((103.32)) 70.00
Late renewal penalty ((51.66)) 35.00
Duplicate ((15.50)) 15.00
Certification ((25.83)) 25.00
Embalmer apprentice:
Apprentice application ((77.49)) 75.00
Apprentice renewal ((46.49)) 45.00
Duplicate ((15.50)) 15.00
Certification ((25.83)) 25.00
Funeral director:
State examination or reexamination ((154.98)) 100.00
Renewal ((103.32)) 70.00
Late renewal penalty ((51.66)) 35.00
Duplicate ((15.50)) 15.00
Certification ((25.83)) 25.00
Funeral director apprentice:
Apprentice application ((77.49)) 75.00
Apprentice renewal ((46.49)) 45.00
Duplicate ((15.50)) 15.00
Certification ((25.83)) 25.00
Funeral establishment:
Original application ((361.62)) 300.00
Renewal ((309.96)) 150.00
Branch registration ((and renewal)) ((258.30)) 250.00
Branch renewal 150.00
Preneed application ((206.64)) 140.00
Preneed renewal:
0-25 sales ((25.83)) 25.00
26-99 sales ((103.32)) 75.00
100 or more sales ((154.98)) 125.00
Financial statement fee ((51.66)) 50.00
Crematory endorsement registration ((103.32)) 140.00
Crematory endorsement renewal ((fifty-one dollars and sixty-six cents plus fifty-two cents)) $3.20 per cremation performed during previous calendar year.

[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.]

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