WSR 99-20-091



[ Filed October 5, 1999, 10:59 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: WAC 246-322-990 Private psychiatric hospital licensing fees and 246-324-990 Private alcohol and chemical dependency hospital licensing fees.

Purpose: The proposed changes adjust the licensing fees for private psychiatric hospitals, and private alcohol and chemical dependency hospitals.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.20B.020.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.250.

Summary: Licensing fees will increase by 3.3%.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule allows providers to recoup the inflationary costs of providing this service. This adjustment is mandated [to] set the fees for each program at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering that program.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Byron Plan, 2725 Harrison Avenue, Olympia, 98504-7852, (360) 705-6780; and Enforcement: Gary Bennett, 2725 Harrison Avenue, Olympia, 98504-7852, (360) 705-6652.

Name of Proponent: Washington State 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 increases the licensing fees for private psychiatric hospitals and private alcohol and chemical dependency hospitals by 3.3%. The new fees will assist the department in defraying the costs of administering the licensing programs.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The existing fee rules are amended to reflect the increase in licensing fees.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This rule is exempt under RCW 34.05.310(4), and therefore does not require a small business economic impact statement.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption. Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995 do not apply to rules that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards according to RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi).

Hearing Location: Department of Health, Target Plaza, Training Room, 2725 Harrison Avenue N.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on November 18, 1999, at 10:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Theresa Phillips by November 4, 1999, TDD (800) 833-6388, or (360) 705-6652.

Submit Written Comments to: Theresa Phillips, Facilities and Services Licensing, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, e-mail, fax (360) 705-6654, by November 18, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 19, 1999.

October 4, 1999

Eric Slagle

for Mary Selecky



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-12-097, filed 6/7/95, effective 7/8/95)

WAC 246-322-990
Private psychiatric hospital fees.

Private psychiatric hospitals licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW shall:

(1) Submit an annual fee of ((forty-seven)) forty-eight dollars and ((thirty)) eighty-five cents for each bed space within the licensed bed capacity of the hospital to the department;

(2) Include all bed spaces and rooms complying with physical plant and movable equipment requirements of this chapter for twenty-four-hour assigned patient rooms;

(3) Include bed spaces assigned for less than twenty-four-hour patient use as part of the licensed bed capacity when:

(a) Physical plant requirements of this chapter are met without movable equipment; and

(b) The private psychiatric hospital currently possesses the required movable equipment and certifies this fact to the department;

(4) Limit licensed bed spaces as required under chapter 70.38 RCW;

(5) Submit applications for bed additions to the department for review and approval under chapter 70.38 RCW subsequent to department establishment of the private psychiatric hospital's licensed bed capacity; and

(6) Set up twenty-four-hour assigned patient beds only within the licensed bed capacity approved by the department.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110 and 43.20B.020.  95-12-097, 246-322-990, filed 6/7/95, effective 7/8/95.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250.  92-12-028 (Order 273), 246-322-990, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040.  91-02-050 (Order 122), 246-322-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 95-22-013, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95)

WAC 246-324-990

The licensee shall submit:

(1) An initial fee of ((forty-seven)) forty-eight dollars and ((thirty)) eighty-five cents for each bed space within the proposed licensed bed capacity; and

(2) An annual renewal fee of forty-seven dollars and thirty cents for each licensed bed space.

[Statutory Authority: Chapter 71.12 RCW and RCW 43.60.040.  95-22-013, 246-324-990, filed 10/20/95, effective 11/20/95.]

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