WSR 06-24-048

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Board of Optometry)

[ Filed December 1, 2006, 12:19 p.m. , effective January 1, 2007 ]


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

Purpose: SSB 5535 enacted by the 2006 legislature authorized the board of optometry to adopt rules to implement an inactive license status. This rule established a renewal fee for an inactive optometry license.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-851-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 06-19-106 on September 20, 2006.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: December 1, 2006.

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-8974.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

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 $125.00
Out-of-state seminar 100.00
License renewal 100.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired license reissuance 50.00
Inactive license renewal 40.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00

[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.]

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