WSR 05-18-073

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed September 7, 2005, 8:44 a.m. , effective October 8, 2005 ]


Purpose: These rule changes implement an I-601 exemption for a 10.4% fee increase and allow for an initial applicant to request a refund prior to licensure for WAC 246-320-990 Acute care hospitals, 246-322-990 Private psychiatric and alcoholism hospitals, and 246-324-990 Private alcohol and chemical dependency hospitals. These increases will support HB 1533, revising provision for the inspection of hospitals, chapter 518, Laws of 2005.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-320-990, 246-322-990, and 246-324-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-14-156 on July 6, 2005.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 7, 2005.

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-7838.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-19-141, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04)

WAC 246-320-990   Fees.   This section establishes the licensure fee for hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW.

(1) Applicants and licensees shall:

(((1))) (a) Submit an annual license fee of ((eighty-seven)) ninety-six dollars and ((eighty)) ninety cents for each bed space within the licensed bed capacity of the hospital to the department;

(((2))) (b) 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))) (c) Include neonatal intensive care bassinet spaces;

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

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

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

(((5))) (e) Exclude all normal infant bassinets;

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

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

(2) Refunds. The department shall refund fees paid by the applicant for initial licensure if:

(a) The department has received the application but has not performed an on-site survey or provided technical assistance, the department will refund two-thirds of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee.

(b) The department has received the application and has conducted an on-site survey or provided technical assistance, the department will refund one-third of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee.

(c) The department will not refund fees if:

(i) The department has performed more than one on-site visit for any purpose;

(ii) One year has elapsed since an initial licensure application is received by the department, and the department has not issued the license because the applicant has failed to complete requirements for licensure; or

(iii) The amount to be refunded as calculated by (a) or (b) of this subsection is ten dollars or less.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 18.46.030, 43.70.110, 71.12.470. 04-19-141, 246-320-990, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.38.105(5). 03-22-020, 246-320-990, filed 10/27/03, effective 11/27/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 02-13-061, 246-320-990, filed 6/14/02, effective 7/15/02. 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.]

OTS-7839.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-19-141, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04)

WAC 246-322-990   Private psychiatric hospital fees.   This section establishes the licensure fees for private psychiatric hospitals licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW.

(1) Applicants and licensees shall:

(((1))) (a) Submit an annual fee of ((fifty-four)) sixty dollars and ((forty)) zero cents for each bed space within the licensed bed capacity of the hospital to the department;

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

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

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

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

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

(2) Refunds. The department shall refund fees paid by the applicant for initial licensure if:

(a) The department has received the application but has not conducted an on-site survey or provided technical assistance, the department will refund two-thirds of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee.

(b) The department has received the application and has conducted an on-site survey or provided technical assistance, the department will refund one-third of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee.

(c) The department will not refund fees if:

(i) The department has performed more than one on-site visit for any purpose;

(ii) One year has elapsed since an initial licensure application is received by the department, and the department has not issued the license because the applicant has failed to complete requirements for licensure; or

(iii) The amount to be refunded as calculated by (a) or (b) of this subsection is ten dollars or less.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 18.46.030, 43.70.110, 71.12.470. 04-19-141, 246-322-990, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.38.105(5). 03-22-020, 246-322-990, filed 10/27/03, effective 11/27/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 02-13-061, 246-322-990, filed 6/14/02, effective 7/15/02. 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-7840.5


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-19-141, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04)

WAC 246-324-990   Fees.   ((The)) This section establishes the licensure fee for Private alcohol and chemical dependency hospitals licensed under chapter 71.12 RCW.

(1) Applicants and licensees shall submit:

(((1))) (a) An initial fee of ((fifty-four)) sixty dollars and ((forty)) zero cents for each bed space within the proposed licensed bed capacity; and

(((2))) (b) An annual renewal fee of ((fifty-four)) sixty dollars and ((forty)) zero cents for each licensed bed space.

(2) Refunds. The department shall refund fees paid by the applicant for initial licensure if:

(a) The department has received an application but has not conducted an on-site survey or provided technical assistance, the department will refund two-thirds of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee.

(b) The department has received an application and has conducted an on-site survey or provided technical assistance, the department will refund one-third of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee.

(c) The department will not refund fees if:

(i) The department has conducted more than one on-site visit for any purpose;

(ii) One year has elapsed since an initial licensure application is received by the department, and the department has not issued the license because applicant has failed to complete requirements for licensure; or

(iii) The amount to be refunded as calculated by (a) or (b) of this subsection is ten dollars or less.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 18.46.030, 43.70.110, 71.12.470. 04-19-141, 246-324-990, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 70.38.105(5). 03-22-020, 246-324-990, filed 10/27/03, effective 11/27/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 02-13-061, 246-324-990, filed 6/14/02, effective 7/15/02. 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.]

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