WSR 97-24-101

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed December 3, 1997, 10:37 a.m.]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: WAC 246-836-990 Naturopathic physician licensing fees.

Purpose: To remove the examination title and fees from the rule.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.36A.060.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.36A.060.

Summary: We wish to remove the examination section titles and fees from the rule. That way the candidates will pay the approved examination company, naturopathic physicians licensing examinations (NPLEX) directly.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: If the examination section titles and fees are not removed from the rule, we will have to amend the rule every time NPLEX changes their fees.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Sherry Thomas, 1300 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, (360) 664-9093.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The amendment will remove the examination fees from the rule. The candidates will then pay their exam fees directly to the exam company, NPLEX. This will ensure they are paying the current fees. We will not have to amend the rule each time NPLEX changes their fees.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: It removes the examination fees from the rule.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The amendment to the rule is not significant or controversial.

Hearing Location: Department of Health, 1102 S.E. Quince Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, on January 12, 1998, at 2:00 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Sherry Thomas by January 5, 1998, TDD (800) 833-6388, or (360) 664-0064.

Submit Written Comments to: Sherry Thomas, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, FAX (360) 586-0745, by January 5, 1998.

Date of Intended Adoption: January 12, 1998.

December 2, 1997

Bruce Miyahara

Secretary

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-14-011, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93)

WAC 246-836-990 Naturopathic physician licensing fees. (1) ((The following fees are payable to the department of health.)) Licenses must be renewed every year as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following fees will be charged:

Title of Fee Amount

Application (initial/retake) $ 50.00

((Pregraduate basic science examination 175.00

Clinical examinations (initial/retake) 275.00

Basic science examination (initial/retake) 125.00

Add-on examinations (initial/retake) 75.00))

State examination (initial/retake) 50.00

Initial license 50.00

License renewal 450.00

Late renewal penalty 225.00

Duplicate license 15.00

Certification of license 15.00

Application for reciprocity 50.00

(((2) Fees submitted to and processed by the department are nonrefundable.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-836-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-836-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-13-084 (Order 066), 308-34-170, filed 6/20/90, effective 7/21/90; 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-34-170, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-20-075 (Order 783), 308-34-170, filed 10/5/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.36A.060. 88-14-009 (Order PM 742), 308-34-170, filed 6/24/88.]

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