WSR 99-02-057

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed January 6, 1999, 9:00 a.m.]



Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: WAC 246-802-990 Acupuncture fees, 246-808-990 Chiropractor fees, 246-810-990 Fees and renewal cycle (counselors), 246-817-990 Dental fees, 246-822-990 Dietitian and nutritionist fees, 246-830-990 Massage fees, 246-845-990 Nursing pool fees, 246-847-990 Occupational therapy fees, 246-849-990 Ocularist fees, 246-851-990 Optometry fees, 246-915-990 Physical therapy fees, 246-924-990 Psychology fees, 246-926-990 Certification fees (radiological technicians), 246-928-990 Respiratory care fees, and 246-930-990 Sex offender treatment provider fees.

Purpose: Reduce fees for eighteen health care credentials so the revenue generated by the fees is brought into alignment with the costs.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 43.70 RCW.

Summary: The changes to the rules will lower fees for certain health professions, including application fees, renewal fees, and late penalties. Five late penalties will be increased to align them with department policy. The sum of all changes will result in a reduction in fees.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: Fee reductions will lower the cost of certain practitioners in obtaining their credentials and it will bring revenue into alignment with expenses.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: P. Lovinger, 1300 Quince Street, Olympia, WA, (360) 236-4985.

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 rule changes will lower fees for eighteen health care credentials. Fee reductions will lower revenues and it will bring revenue into alignment with expenses.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Fees will be lowered.

A small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.



Small Business Economic Impact Statement



Economic Impact Analysis

and

Small Business Economic Impact Statement



Fee Rules for Selected

Credentialed Health Care Providers



I. Background

All credentialed health care professions charge fees that are intended to cover the expenses of operating the program. Some operating costs include: Application verification, renewing credentials, auditing continuing education requirements, and disciplining practitioners. Each credentialed profession has separate fees, one profession cannot subsidize another. RCW 43.70.250 states:

"It shall be the policy of the state of Washington that the cost of each licensing program be fully borne by the members of that profession 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 administered 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."



Fee studies are done periodically, especially when revenue and expenses diverge for more than a year. A fee study analyzes expenses, the number of credentialed providers, and projects revenue. In simplistic terms, fees are determined by adding up the total expenses for operating a program and dividing the expenses by the number of credentialed providers.

A number of health professions programs have been generating fees in excess of revenues. After an audit by State Auditor's Office, the department was notified that specific programs must reduce fees so that revenue and expenses are brought into alignment. Copies of the fee studies which document the reduction in fees are included in the rule-making file.

Fees must be set in rule. To change a fee, the rule describing the fees must be amended. The following program's rules will be changed to reduce fees:

Acupuncture, WAC 246-802-990; chiropractor, WAC 246-808-990; counselors, WAC 246-810-9901; dental, WAC 246-817-990; diet/nutritionist, WAC 246-822-990; massage therapy, WAC 246-830-990; nursing pools, WAC 246-845-990; occupational therapy, WAC 246-847-990; ocularist, WAC 246-849-990; optometry, WAC 246-851-990; physical therapy, WAC 246-915-990; psychologists, WAC 246-924-990; radiological technicians, WAC 246-926-990; respiratory therapy, WAC 246-928-990; sex offender treatment providers, WAC 246-930-990.

1 Including fees for marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers but not registered counselors



II. Financial Impact on Regulated Parties

Recordkeeping and Reporting: No additional recordkeeping or reporting will be required as a result of the fee reduction.

Training and Education: No additional training or education is required as a result of the fee reduction. Practitioners will be notified of the new fees when they receive their renewal notices.

New Equipment Requirements: No new equipment is required.

Inspections - Audits: No new inspections or audits are planned as a result of the fee reduction.

New Licenses/Fees: No new fees are planned. Existing fees will be reduced. The following types of fees may be lowered: Initial fees, renewal fees, late renewal penalty fees, inactive credential fees, and retired active renewal fees.

Certain late renewal penalty fees will be increased to standardize them according to department policy. These fees are charged when providers renew credentials which have already expired. These fees may be avoided through timely renewals.



If the annual renewal is: The late renewal penalty fee is:
From $1 to $50. . . 100% of the renewal fee
From $51 to $100. . . $50 flat fee
$101 or more. . . 50% of the renewal fee, but no more than $300

The increases are minor. The overall effect of the rule changes will result in a decrease in fees.

Administration Expenses and Professional Services: No additional administrative expenses or professional services will be incurred by providers as a result of the fee reduction.

Reduced Production: No reduction in production is anticipated as a result of the fee reduction.

Summary: The total costs of the requirements to individual providers exceeds the Minor Cost Threshold determined by the Standard Industrial Code Classification, Miscellaneous Health and Allied Services (809). A small business economic impact statement is necessary.

III. Cost to DOH

Administration Costs: A temporary increase in administrative costs will occur as the computer system, which tracks all credentials, is programmed with the reduced fees. However, the additional expense will only occur during the transition and is not expected to be significant.

Through the fee reductions, department revenue will decline by $1,922,519 per biennium. This will help the department achieve its goal of matching program revenue to program expenses.



Small Business Economic Impact Statement

Most providers pay the fees for their own credentials. Individual providers qualify as small businesses since less than fifty people are employed. Since most providers qualify as small businesses, there is no disproportionate impact to small businesses. When there is no disproportionate impact, mitigation is not necessary.

Some practitioners are employed by large health care organizations and medical centers. Some of these large health care organizations are for profit businesses. However, the Regulatory Fairness Act states that mitigation is required only "where legal and feasible in meeting the stated objectives of the statutes upon which the rule is based," RCW 19.85.030(3). Since the statute requires fees to cover program expenses, and the rule changes lower the fees, mitigation is not necessary.



A copy of the statement may be obtained by writing to F. Whelahan, HPQA, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47860, Olympia, WA 98504-7860, phone (360) 236-4982, fax (360) 753-0657.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. It does not apply because these rule changes are exceptions noted under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi).

Hearing Location: 1102 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, WA, on February 9, 1999, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Fawn Whelahan by January 26, 1999, TDD (800) 525-0127, or (360) 236-4982.

Submit Written Comments to: P. Lovinger, fax (360) 236-4985, by February 5, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: February 10, 1999.

January 5, 1999

Kristine Van Gorkom

Deputy Secretary

OTS-2709.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-802-990  Acupuncture 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.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
License application (($200.00))

$ 50.00

License renewal ((240.00))

180.00

Inactive license renewal ((110.00))

50.00

Late renewal penalty ((100.00))

90.00

Expired license reissuance ((120.00))

90.00

Expired inactive license reissuance ((55.00))

50.00

Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
Acupuncture training program application 500.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-802-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, chapter 18.06 RCW. 95-01-038, 246-802-990, filed 12/12/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040 and 43.70.250. 92-17-035 (Order 295B), 246-802-990, filed 8/13/92, effective 9/13/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-802-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-802-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-18-039 (Order 084), 308-180-260, filed 8/29/90, effective 9/29/90; 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-180-260, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-15-030 (Order PM 735), 308-180-260, filed 7/13/88; 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-180-260, filed 8/27/87.]

OTS-2710.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-808-990  Chiropractic fees and renewal cycle. (1) Licenses and registrations must be renewed on the practitioner's birthday every year as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for chiropractic license:



Title of Fee Fee
Application/full examination or reexamination $300.00
((Original license 200.00))
Temporary permit application 150.00
Temporary practice permit 50.00
Preceptorship 100.00
License renewal ((300.00))

270.00

Late renewal penalty ((150.00))

135.00

Expired license reissuance ((150.00))

135.00

Inactive license renewal 150.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 75.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00



(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for chiropractic x-ray technician registration:



Application 25.00
Original registration 25.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty ((25.00))

40.00

Expired registration reissuance 40.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of registration 25.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-808-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.25 RCW. 96-16-074, 246-808-990, filed 8/6/96, effective 9/6/96.]

OTS-2711.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-810-990  Fees and renewal cycle. (1) Certificates and registrations must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.



Title Fee
(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be

charged for registered counselor:

Application and registration $ 40.00
Renewal 37.00
Late renewal penalty 37.00
Expired registration reissuance 37.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of registration 15.00

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be

charged for registered hypnotherapist:

Application and registration 95.00
Renewal 130.00
Late renewal penalty 65.00
Expired registration reissuance 65.00
Duplicate registration 15.00
Certification of registration 15.00

(4) The following nonrefundable fees will be

charged for certified marriage and family

therapist:

Application ((100.00))

50.00

Initial certification ((125.00))

25.00

Examination administration ((50.00))

25.00

Renewal ((200.00))

83.00

Late renewal penalty ((100.00))

50.00

Expired certification reissuance ((100.00))

50.00

Duplicate certification ((15.00))

10.00

Certification of certificate ((15.00))

10.00

Wall certificate ((15.00))

10.00

(5) The following nonrefundable fees will be

charged for certified mental health counselor:

Application ((75.00))

25.00

Initial certification ((60.00))

25.00

Renewal ((65.00))

29.00

Late renewal penalty ((50.00))

29.00

Expired certification reissuance ((50.00))

29.00

Duplicate certification ((15.00))

10.00

Certification of certificate ((15.00))

10.00

Wall certificate ((15.00))

10.00

(6) The following nonrefundable fees will be

charged for certified social worker:

Application ((50.00))

25.00

Initial certification ((50.00))

25.00

Renewal ((65.00))

42.00

Late renewal penalty ((50.00))

42.00

Expired certification reissuance ((50.00))

42.00

Duplicate certification ((15.00))

10.00

Certification of certificate ((15.00))

10.00

Wall certificate ((15.00))

10.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-810-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.19.050(1). 97-17-113, 246-810-990, filed 8/20/97, effective 9/20/97. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.19 RCW. 96-08-069, 246-810-990, filed 4/3/96, effective 5/4/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-810-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-810-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-18-039 (Order 084), 308-190-010, filed 8/29/90, effective 9/29/90; 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-190-010, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-033 (Order PM 669), 308-190-010, filed 8/27/87.]

OTS-2712.2

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-817-990  Dentist 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, except faculty and resident licenses.

(2) Faculty and resident licenses must be renewed every year on July 1 as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
Original application by examination.*
Initial application $ 325.00
Original application - Without examination
Initial application

Initial license

350.00

350.00

Faculty license application 325.00
Resident license application 60.00
License renewal:
Renewal ((215.00)) 205.00
Surcharge - impaired dentist 5.00
Late renewal penalty ((110.00)) 102.50
Expired license reissuance ((110.00)) 102.50
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00
Anesthesia permit
Initial application

Renewal - (three-year renewal cycle)

Late renewal penalty

Expired permit reissuance

50.00

50.00

50.00

50.00

On-site inspection fee To be determined by future rule adoption.



.* In addition to the initial application fee above, applicants for licensure via examination will be required to submit a separate application and examination fee directly to the dental testing agency accepted by the dental quality assurance commission.





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-817-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 95-16-122, 246-817-990, filed 8/2/95, effective 9/1/95. ]

OTS-2713.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-822-990  Dietitian and nutritionist fees and renewal cycle. (1) Certificates must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title Fee
Application (($100.00))

$75.00

Renewal ((80.00))

45.00

Late renewal penalty ((25.00))

45.00

Expired certificate reissuance ((50.00))

45.00

Duplicate certificate 15.00
Certification of certificate 25.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-822-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-822-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-822-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-177-110, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.138.070. 89-17-071, 308-177-110, filed 8/16/89, effective 9/16/89; 89-03-035 (Order PM 814), 308-177-110, filed 1/11/89.]

OTS-2714.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-830-990  Massage 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.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
Written examination and reexamination $ 65.00
Practical examination and reexamination 50.00
Initial license 55.00
Renewal ((65.00)) 40.00
Late renewal penalty ((50.00)) 40.00
Expired license reissuance ((50.00)) 40.00
Certification of license ((15.00)) 10.00
Duplicate license ((15.00)) 10.00




[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-830-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.025(1). 95-11-108, 246-830-990, filed 5/23/95, effective 6/23/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-830-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.085 and 43.70.250. 92-02-018 (Order 224), 246-830-990, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-830-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-24-042 (Order PM 788), 308-51-210, filed 12/6/88; 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-51-210, filed 8/27/87.]

OTS-2715.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-845-990  Nursing pool fees and renewal cycle. (1) Registrations must be renewed every year on the date of original issuance as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 3.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title Fee
Registration application (($175.00)) $100.00
Registration renewal ((185.00)) 115.00
Late renewal penalty ((185.00)) 57.50
((Duplicate registration 25.00
Registration certification 25.00))
Expired registration reissuance 57.50




[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-845-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-845-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-845-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-845-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-310-010, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-20-076 (Order 784), 308-310-010, filed 10/5/88.]

OTS-2716.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-847-990  Occupational therapy fees and renewal cycle. (1) Licenses must be renewed every two years on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for occupational therapist:



Title of Fee Fee
Application and initial license fee (($90.00))

$125.00

((Initial license 80.00))
License renewal ((125.00))

95.00

Limited permit fee 40.00
Late renewal fee ((60.00))

50.00

Expired license reissuance ((62.50))

50.00

Inactive license 5.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 5.00
Duplicate 15.00
Certification of license 25.00

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for occupational therapy assistant:
Application and initial license fee ((90.00))

125.00

((Initial license 80.00))
License renewal ((95.00))

70.00

Late renewal fee ((60.00))

50.00

Expired license reissuance 50.00
Inactive license 5.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 5.00
Limited permit fee 40.00
Duplicate 15.00
Certification of license 25.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-847-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapters 18.57, 18.57A, 18.22 and 18.59 RCW. 94-22-055, 246-847-990, filed 11/1/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-847-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-05-030 (Order 135), recodified as 246-847-990, filed 2/12/91, effective 3/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-171-310, filed 5/1/87.]

OTS-2717.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-849-990  Ocularist 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.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee


Application and examination


(($250.00))

$125.00

Renewal ((500.00))

225.00

Late renewal penalty ((175.00))

112.50

Expired license reissuance ((250.00))

112.50

Duplicate license 25.00
Certification of license 25.00
Apprentice registration 25.00
Apprentice renewal 25.00
Temporary practice permit 25.00
Retired active license ((100.00))

50.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-849-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-849-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93; 92-02-018 (Order 224), 246-849-990, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-849-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-55-025, filed 8/27/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-55-025, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-55-010.]

OTS-2718.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



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.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
Application (($250.00))

$125.00

Out-of-state seminar 100.00
License renewal ((160.00))

100.00

Late renewal ((45.00))

50.00

Expired license reissuance ((80.00))

50.00

Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 25.00





[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.]

OTS-2719.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-915-990  Physical therapy 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.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
Application (($150.00))

$100.00

License renewal ((70.00))

65.00

Late renewal penalty ((70.00))

50.00

Expired license reissuance 50.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification 25.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-915-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-915-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91; 91-05-004 (Order 128), 246-915-990, filed 2/7/91, effective 3/10/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-915-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-42-075, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-42-075, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-42-100.]

OTS-2720.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-924-990  Psychology 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.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
Application (($250.00))

$225.00

Renewal ((275.00))

225.00

Renewal retired active ((175.00))

100.00

Late renewal penalty ((100.00))

112.50

Expired license reissuance ((137.50))

112.50

Duplicate license 25.00
((Written examination administration 80.00))
Oral examination 250.00
Certification of license 25.00
Amendment of certificate of qualification 30.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-924-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 96-08-006, 246-924-990, filed 3/22/96, effective 4/22/96; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-924-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-05-028 (Order 133), recodified as 246-924-990, filed 2/12/91, effective 3/15/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-122-275, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-122-275, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-122-275, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-122-460.]

OTS-2721.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-926-990  Certification and registration fees and renewal cycle. (1) Certificates and registrations must be renewed every two years on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
Application - certification (($50.00))

$45.00

Exam fee - certification 30.00
Application - registration 35.00
Certification renewal ((50.00))

45.00

Registration renewal 35.00
Late renewal penalty - certification ((30.00))

45.00

Late renewal penalty - registration 35.00
Expired certificate reissuance ((50.00))

45.00

Expired registration reissuance ((30.00))

35.00

Certification of registration or certificate 15.00
Duplicate registration of certificate 15.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-926-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040 and 18.84.100. 92-05-010 (Order 237), 246-926-990, filed 2/7/92, effective 2/19/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-926-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.84.040. 89-01-015 (Order PM 802), 308-183-180, filed 12/9/88.]

OTS-2722.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-928-990  Respiratory care fees and renewal cycle. (1) Certificates must be renewed every two years on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:



Title of Fee Fee
Application (($ 85.00))

$ 70.00

Temporary practice permit ((50.00))

35.00

Examination application 110.00
Examination retake 25.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of certificate ((25.00))

15.00

Renewal ((80.00))

50.00

Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired certificate reissuance 50.00





[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-928-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.89 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. 95-18-019, 246-928-990, filed 8/24/95, effective 9/24/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-15-032 (Order 285), 246-928-990, filed 7/7/92, effective 8/7/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.89.050 and 43.70.250. 92-02-018 (Order 224), 246-928-990, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-928-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 88-17-099 (Order PM 741), 308-195-110, filed 8/23/88.]

OTS-2723.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 98-05-060, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98)



WAC 246-930-990  Sex offender treatment provider fees and renewal cycle. (1) Certificates must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for:



Title of Fee Fee
Sex offender treatment provider:
Application and examination (($ 650.00))

$ 500.00

Reexamination ((325.00))

250.00

Initial certification 100.00
Renewal ((1,175.00))

800.00

Inactive status ((585.00))

300.00

Late renewal penalty ((200.00))

300.00

Expired certificate reissuance 300.00
Expired inactive certificate reissuance ((292.50))

150.00

Duplicate certificate 15.00
Extension fee 1,475.00



(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for affiliate treatment provider:
Application and examination ((300.00))

200.00

Reexamination ((150.00))

100.00

((Initial certification 50.00))
Renewal ((600.00))

300.00

Inactive status ((300.00))

200.00

Late renewal penalty ((200.00))

150.00

Expired affiliate certificate reissuance ((300.00))

150.00

Expired inactive affiliate certificate

reissuance



((150.00))

100.00

Duplicate certificate 15.00
Extension fee 850.00



[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-930-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.155.040. 94-13-179, 246-930-990, filed 6/21/94, effective 7/22/94; 92-12-027 (Order 275), 246-930-990, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92; 91-11-063 (Order 168), 246-930-990, filed 5/16/91, effective 6/16/91.]

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