WSR 99-21-070

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Surgical Technologist Program)

[ Filed October 19, 1999, 4:53 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 99-17-076.

Title of Rule: WAC 246-939-990 Surgical technologist--Fees and renewal cycle.

Purpose: To establish new fees and fee categories for new profession including: Renewal fee, application fee, late renewal fee, reissuance fee and duplicate fee according to recent fee study.

Other Identifying Information: A fee study was conducted September 1999.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.215 RCW.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.215 RCW.

Summary: To establish new fees and fee categories for this new profession.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: According to a fee study these fees should be charged to raise sufficient fees to cover all operating expenses in regulating the new profession of surgical technologists.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Terry J. West, 1300 S.E. Quince, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 236-4712.

Name of Proponent: Department of Health, Health Professions Quality Assurance Division, Surgical Technologist Program, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: This rule establishes new fee categories and new fees for this new profession. This rule also includes a description of the renewal cycle as a one-year period. Once adopted, the surgical technologist program can begin developing forms, applications and notices and begin registering applicants.

Proposal does not change existing rules.

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

Small Business Economic Impact Statement

[No information supplied by agency.]

A copy of the statement may be obtained by writing to Department of Health, Surgical Technologist Program, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, Attn: Terry West, phone (360) 236-4712, fax (360) 236-4738.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Exempt per RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi).

Hearing Location: Department of Health, Blue Awning Building, 1102 Quince Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on November 29, 1999, at 1:30 p.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kris McLaughlin by November 24, 1999, (360) 236-4713.

Submit Written Comments to: Terry J. West, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, fax (360) 236-4738, by November 24, 1999.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 29, 1999.

October 15, 1999

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-3505.1


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-939-990
Surgical technologists--Fees and renewal cycle.

(1) Registration must be renewed every year on practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.

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

Title of Fee Fee
Application for registration $50.00
Renewal of registration 125.00
Registration late fee 62.50
Duplicate registration 10.00
Expired registration reissuance 62.50
Registration issuance 25.00

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