WSR 11-16-077

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed August 1, 2011, 1:35 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-809-990 Licensed counselor and associate -- Fees and renewal cycle (marriage and family therapist) and 246-834-990 Midwifery fees and renewal cycle.

Hearing Location(s): 310 Israel Road S.E., Room 153, Tumwater, WA 98504, on September 7, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: September 7, 2011.

Submit Written Comments to: Dianna Staley, P.O. Box 47860, Olympia, WA 98504-7860, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 236-4626, by September 7, 2011.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dianna Staley by August 31, 2011, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rules establish the HEAL-WA fee as required under SSB 5071 (chapter 35, Laws of 2011) for midwives and marriage and family therapists. The proposed rules also amend the HEAL-WA fee name for mental health counselors and social workers and make general housekeeping edits.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The 2011 legislature approved allowing the midwifery and marriage and family therapist professions to access evidence-based healthcare information through the University of Washington on-line web portal known as HEAL-WA. The proposed rules establish the fee for these two professions to access the HEAL-WA on-line resources.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.110.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.112.

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

Name of Proponent: Department of health, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dianna Staley, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA, (360) 236-4997; Implementation and Enforcement: Joy King, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA, (360) 236-4936.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Under RCW 19.85.025 and 34.05.310 (4)(f), a small business economic impact statement is not required for proposed rules that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The agency did not complete a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi) exempts rules that set or adjust fees or rates pursuant to legislative standards.

August 1, 2011

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-4161.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-19-071, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10)

WAC 246-809-990   Licensed counselor, and associate -- 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.

(2) Associate licenses are valid for one year and must be renewed every year on the date of issuance. The associate license may be renewed no more than four times.


Title Fee
(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed marriage and family therapist:
Application $150.00
Initial license 75.00
Renewal 140.00
Late renewal penalty 70.00
Expired license reissuance 85.00
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
UW on-line access fee (HEAL-WA) 25.00
(4) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed mental health counselor:
Application 140.00
Initial license 125.00
Renewal 138.00
Late renewal penalty 60.00
Expired license reissuance 65.00
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
UW ((library)) on-line access fee (HEAL-WA) 25.00
(5) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed advanced social worker and licensed independent clinical social worker:
Application 125.00
Initial license 125.00
Renewal 126.00
Late renewal penalty 63.00
Expired license reissuance 72.50
Duplicate license 10.00
Certification of license 10.00
UW ((library)) on-line access fee (HEAL-WA) 25.00
(6) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed marriage and family therapy associates:
Application 50.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty 40.00
Expired license reissuance 40.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00
(7) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed mental health counselor associates:
Application 50.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty 40.00
Expired license reissuance 40.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00
(8) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for licensed advanced social worker associates and licensed independent clinical social worker associates:
Application 50.00
Renewal 40.00
Late renewal penalty 40.00
Expired license reissuance 40.00
Duplicate license 15.00
Certification of license 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, and 2010 c 37. 10-19-071, 246-809-990, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.225 RCW. 09-15-039, 246-809-990, filed 7/8/09, effective 7/8/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250 and 2008 c 329. 08-16-008, 246-809-990, filed 7/24/08, effective 7/25/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-809-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: 2001 c 251, RCW 43.70.250. 01-17-113, 246-809-990, filed 8/22/01, effective 9/22/01.]

OTS-4160.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-19-071, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10)

WAC 246-834-990   Midwifery 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. ((The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.))

(2) The following fees are nonrefundable:


Title of Fee Fee
Initial application $500.00
National examination administration (initial/retake) 103.00
State examination (initial/retake) 155.00
Renewal 500.00
Late renewal penalty 250.00
Duplicate license 25.00
Certification of license 25.00
Application fee -- Midwife-in-training program 978.75
Expired license reissuance 300.00
UW on-line access fee (HEAL-WA) 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, and 2010 c 37. 10-19-071, 246-834-990, filed 9/16/10, effective 10/15/10. Statutory Authority: 2006 c 372, RCW 43.70.250 and 18.50.135. 06-13-012, 246-834-990, filed 6/9/06, effective 7/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-834-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and 18.50.135. 04-22-113, 246-834-990, filed 11/3/04, effective 2/17/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 and RCW 18.50.102. 01-23-101, 246-834-990, filed 11/21/01, effective 1/21/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.102 and 43.70.250. 98-11-069, 246-834-990, filed 5/19/98, effective 7/13/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-834-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-834-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-115-405, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.50.135. 89-08-008 (Order PM 827), 308-115-405, filed 3/24/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-18-031 (Order PM 667), 308-115-405, filed 8/27/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-115-405, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-115-400.]

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