6626 AMS RAND BROS 353


SB 6626 - S AMD 1150

By Senator Randall

ADOPTED 02/18/2020

On page 2, after line 12, insert the following:

Sec. RCW 43.70.250 and 2019 c 415 s 966 are each amended to read as follows:

(1) It shall be the policy of the state of Washington that the cost of each professional, occupational, or business licensing program be fully borne by the members of that profession, occupation, or business.

(2) The secretary shall from time to time establish the amount of all application fees, license fees, registration fees, examination fees, permit fees, renewal fees, and any other fee associated with licensing or regulation of professions, occupations, or businesses administered by the department. Any and all fees or assessments, or both, levied on the state to cover the costs of the operations and activities of the interstate health professions licensure compacts with participating authorities listed under chapter 18.130 RCW shall be borne by the persons who hold licenses issued pursuant to the authority and procedures established under the compacts. All spouses or state-registered domestic partners of service members of any branch of the United States armed forces, national guard, or armed forces reserves shall have application fees, license fees, and any other fees associated with licensing waived by the department. In fixing said fees, the secretary shall set the fees for each program at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program and the cost of regulating licensed volunteer medical workers in accordance with RCW 18.130.360, except as provided in RCW 18.79.202. In no case may the secretary increase a licensing fee for an ambulatory surgical facility licensed under chapter 70.230 RCW during the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium, nor may he or she commence the adoption of rules to increase a licensing fee during the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium.

(3) All such fees shall be fixed by rule adopted by the secretary in accordance with the provisions of the administrative procedure act, chapter 34.05 RCW.

SB 6626 S AMD

By Senator Randall

On page 1, line 2 of the title, after "liaison", insert "; and amending RCW 43.70.250"

EFFECT:  Waives all fees associated with licensing in Department of Health-regulated professions for spouses or domestic partners of service members. 

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