WSR 02-10-131

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed May 1, 2002, 11:18 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: WAC 246-320-990 Hospital fees, 246-322-990 Private psychiatric hospital fees, 246-324-990 Private alcohol and chemical dependency hospital fees, and 246-329-990 Childbirth center fees.

Purpose: These sections establish the respective fees for hospitals, private psychiatric hospitals, private alcohol and chemical dependency hospitals, and childbirth centers.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.250.

Summary: The amendments increase hospital, private psychiatric hospital, private alcohol and chemical dependency hospital, and childbirth center fees by 3.29%, which is the increase allowable within I-601.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 70.38.105(5) authorizes the department to charge fees sufficient to cover the full cost of program operations. The department is requesting fee increases within limits established by I-601.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Yvette Lenz, 2725 Harrison Avenue, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 705-6661; Implementation: Byron Plan, 2725 Harrison Avenue, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 705-6780; and Enforcement: Gary Bennett, 2725 Harrison Avenue, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 705-6652.

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 proposal amends fees for hospital, private psychiatric hospital, private alcohol and chemical dependency hospital, and childbirth center programs. The increase is anticipated to fully maintain program as required by statute through fiscal year 2003.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposal increases hospital, private psychiatric hospital, private alcohol and chemical dependency hospital, and childbirth center fees by 3.29%.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. RCW 19.85.020(3) exempts fees from the small business economic impact statement requirements.

RCW 34.05.328 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, Facilities and Services Licensing, Training Room, 2725 Harrison Avenue N.W., Suite 500, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, on June 6, 2002, at 9:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Yvette Lenz by June 1, 2002, TDD (800) 833-6368, or (360) 705-6661.

Submit Written Comments to: Yvette Lenz, Department of Health, Facilities and Services Licensing, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, fax (360) 705-6654, by June 6, 2002.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 7, 2002.

April 30, 2002

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-5511.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-15-090, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01)

WAC 246-329-990   Fees.   Childbirth centers licensed under chapter 18.46 RCW shall submit an annual fee of five hundred ((thirteen)) thirty dollars and ((ninety)) eighty cents to the department unless a center is a charitable, nonprofit, or government-operated institution under RCW 18.46.030.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.46.030, 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 01-15-090, 246-329-990, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-050 (Order 122), 246-329-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]

OTS-5510.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-15-092, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01)

WAC 246-324-990   Fees.   The licensee shall submit:

(1) An initial fee of fifty-one dollars and ((twenty)) eighty-five cents for each bed space within the proposed licensed bed capacity; and

(2) An annual renewal fee of fifty-one dollars and ((twenty)) eighty-five cents for each licensed bed space.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.12.470, 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 01-15-092, 246-324-990, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.20B.020. 99-24-060, 246-324-990, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99. 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.]

OTS-5509.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-15-092, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01)

WAC 246-322-990   Private psychiatric hospital fees.   Private psychiatric hospitals licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW shall:

(1) Submit an annual fee of fifty-one dollars and ((twenty)) 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 71.12.470, 43.70.110 and 43.70.250. 01-15-092, 246-322-990, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 43.20B.020. 99-24-060, 246-322-990, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99. 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.]

OTS-5508.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-20-119, filed 10/3/01, effective 11/3/01)

WAC 246-320-990   Fees.   Hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW shall:

(1) Submit an annual license fee of ((eighty-one)) eighty-four dollars and ((sixty-five)) thirty cents for each bed space within the licensed bed capacity of the hospital to the department;

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

(3) Include neonatal intensive care bassinet spaces;

(4) 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 hospital currently possesses the required movable equipment and certifies this fact to the department;

(5) Exclude all normal infant bassinets;

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

(7) Submit an application for bed additions to the department for review and approval under chapter 70.38 RCW subsequent to department establishment of the hospital licensed bed capacity; and

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

[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.41.100, 43.20B.110, and 43.70.250. 01-20-119, 246-320-990, filed 10/3/01, effective 11/3/01; 99-24-096, 246-320-990, filed 11/30/99, effective 12/31/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.41.030 and 43.70.040. 99-04-052, 246-320-990, filed 1/28/99, effective 3/10/99.]

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