WSR 03-13-126

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 18, 2003, 10:10 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-834-990 Midwifery fees, the department will be looking at raising the midwifery licensure fees to a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering the program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.50.135 and 43.70.250.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: RCW 43.70.250 requires that the fees associated with licensing be set at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering the program. At present, the fees collected for midwifery licensure do not cover the costs of administering the program. The department will perform a fee study to determine the amount needed to cover the costs of the program and raise the fees to that level.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: A notice will be sent to interested members of the public to inform them of the department's intention to amend these rules. A fee study will be performed and the proposed amendment will be based on the fee study.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Kendra N. Pitzler, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, phone (360) 236-4723, fax (360) 236-4738, e-mail kendra.pitzler@doh.wa.gov.

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

Legislature Code Reviser 

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office