WSR 99-21-069

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Podiatric Medical Board)

[ Filed October 19, 1999, 4:52 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-18-079.

Title of Rule: WAC 246-922-990 Podiatry fees and renewal cycle.

Purpose: To raise fees as required by law to provide sufficient revenue to cover program expenditures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.22 RCW.

Summary: Fees are being raised to provide sufficient revenue to operate the podiatric medical program without being in a deficit situation.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The law requires licensing/disciplinary program to be self-supporting by fees.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Arlene Robertson, Program Manager, 1300 Quince Street, Olympia, WA, (360) 236-4945.

Name of Proponent: Podiatric Medical Board, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rule is anticipated to increase revenues sufficient to operate the program and continue licensing and disciplinary activities functioning.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: A number of fees are being increased.

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

Small Business Economic Impact Statement

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.

An estimated 220 credentialed providers and twenty new applicants will be impacted annually due to the fee changes.

Public involvement was solicited through board meetings, CR-101 filing and mail out to the board's interested party list.

Opportunity for written comments was provided during different stages of the development of the rules. There have been no public comments.

A copy of the statement may be obtained by writing to Arlene Robertson, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47870, Olympia, WA 98504-7870, phone (360) 236-4945, fax (360) 586-0745.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The rules will not adopt new or make significant amendments to a policy or regulatory program. The agency has not conducted the additional analysis required under RCW 34.05.328.

Hearing Location: Department of Health, Target Plaza, 2725 Harrison N.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on November 23, 1999, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact (360) 236-4945 by November 5, 1999, TDD 1-800-525-0127.

Submit Written Comments to: Arlene Robertson, P.O. Box 47870, Olympia, WA 98504-7870, fax (360) 586-0745, by November 16, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 24, 1999.

October 12, 1999

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

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

WAC 246-922-990
Podiatry 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 for postgraduate training limited licenses.

(2) Postgraduate training limited licenses must be renewed every year to correspond to program dates.

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:

Title of Fee Fee
Application (examination

and reexamination)

$((500.00))

600.00

Reciprocity application ((400.00))

650.00

License renewal ((625.00))

650.00

Inactive license renewal 135.00
Inactive late renewal penalty 67.50
Active late renewal penalty ((100.00))

300.00

Active Expired license reissuance ((300.00))

325.00

Inactive expired ((inactive)) license ((renewal)) reissuance 67.50
Duplicate license ((15.00))

30.00

Certification of license ((25.00))

50.00

Retired active status 150.00
Temporary practice permit 50.00
Limited license application ((150.00))

200.00

Limited license renewal ((200.00))

240.00

Substance abuse

monitoring surcharge

25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280.  98-05-060, 246-922-990, 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, 246-922-990, filed 11/1/94, effective 1/1/95.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250.  92-14-053 (Order 280), 246-922-990, filed 6/25/92, effective 7/26/92; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-922-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040.  91-05-029 (Order 134), recodified as 246-922-990, filed 2/12/91, effective 3/15/91.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapter 18.22 RCW.  90-16-057 (Order 072), 308-31-055, filed 7/27/90, effective 8/27/90.  Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086.  89-17-156, 308-31-055, filed 8/23/89, effective 9/23/89; 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-31-055, filed 8/27/87.  Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12.  83-22-060 (Order PL 446), 308-31-055, filed 11/2/83; 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-31-055, filed 8/10/83.  Formerly WAC 308-31-310.]

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