WSR 97-12-085

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed June 4, 1997, 11:37 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: WAC 246-919-990 Physician and surgeon fees.

Purpose: Amend WAC 246-919-990 per SB 5448, Laws of 1997, to modify fee tables for both full and limited MD licenses by eliminating the $100.00 disciplinary assessment fee category and combining it with the $100.00 renewal fee for a total renewal fee of $200.00. Cost per license does not change.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.71.017.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.250.

Summary: SB 5448 directs the agency to combine the $100.00 disciplinary assessment fee with the $100.00 renewal fee to equal a $200.00 renewal fee. The total fee for full and limited MD licenses is not affected.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Disciplinary Board were combined by 1994 legislation. SB 5448 streamlines the fee structure to reflect the merge.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Susan Anthony, 1300 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, (360) 664-8420; Implementation: Beverly Teeter, 1300 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, (360) 664-8420; and Enforcement: Bonnie King, 1300 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, (360) 664-8420.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, Medical Quality Assurance Commission, governmental.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: There is no fiscal impact, or impact to licensees or public.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: SB 5448 merges MQAC's disciplinary assessment fee account into the renewal fee account and combines the amounts into the renewal fee account. Streamlines the fee structure and simplifies the accounting process. There will be no affect on licensees or the public.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: SB 5448 merges MQAC's disciplinary assessment fee account into the renewal fee account and combines the amounts into the renewal fee account. Amend the fee tables for full and limited licenses to reflect these changes. Total cost to licensee does not change.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no fiscal impact to the agency or to small business concerns.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. This rule does not subject a person to a penalty or sanction; does not establish, alter or revoke a qualification or standard for full or limited MD licensure; and does not make significant amendment to a policy or regulatory program. This rule merges two license fees into one.

Hearing Location: 1st Floor Conference Room, 1300 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, WA, on July 8, 1997, at 11:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Terry Taylor by June 23, 1997, TDD (800) 833-6388, or FAX (360) 586-4573.

Submit Written Comments to: Terry Taylor, FAX (360) 586-4573, by July 8, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: July 8, 1997.

June 4, 1997

Bruce Miyahara

Secretary

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-03-073, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96)

WAC 246-919-990 Physician and surgeon fees. The following nonrefundable fees shall be charged by the health professional quality assurance division of the department of health:

Title of Fee Fee

Physician and surgeons: Chapter 18.71 RCW

Application $300.00

Retired active physician license renewal 125.00

Renewal ((100.00)) 200.00

((Disciplinary assessment 100.00))

Late renewal penalty 50.00

Surcharge for impaired physician program 25.00

State certification 50.00

Duplicate license 15.00

Temporary permit 50.00

Postgraduate limited license fees: RCW 18.71.095

Limited license application 200.00

Limited license renewal ((100.00)) 200.00

((Disciplinary assessment 100.00))

Surcharge-impaired physician 25.00

Limited duplicate license 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.71.017 and 18.71A.020. 96-03-073, 246-919-990, filed 1/17/96, effective 2/17/96.]

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