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WAC 246-320-199

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Fees.

This section establishes the license and annual use fees for hospitals.
(1) Applicants must:
(a) Send the department an initial license fee of one hundred twenty-three dollars for each bed space within the authorized bed capacity for the hospital;
(b) Include all bed spaces in rooms complying with physical plant and movable equipment requirements of this chapter for twenty-four-hour assigned patient care;
(c) Include level 2 and 3 bassinet spaces;
(d) Include bed spaces assigned for less than twenty-four-hour patient use as part of the licensed bed capacity when:
(i) Physical plant requirements of this chapter are met without movable equipment; and
(ii) The hospital currently possesses the required movable equipment and certifies this fact to the department;
(e) Exclude all normal infant bassinets.
(2) Licensees shall:
(a) Send the department by November 30 of each year an annual use fee of one hundred twenty-three dollars for each bed space within the authorized bed capacity of the hospital;
(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;
(c) Include level 2 and 3 bassinet spaces;
(d) Include bed spaces assigned for less than twenty-four-hour patient use as part of the licensed bed capacity when:
(i) Physical plant requirements of this chapter are met without movable equipment; and
(ii) The hospital currently possesses the required movable equipment and certifies this fact to the department;
(e) Exclude all normal infant bassinets; and
(f) Exclude beds banked as authorized by certificate of need under chapter 70.38 RCW.
(3) A licensee shall send a late fee in the amount of one hundred dollars per day whenever the annual use fee is not paid by November 30. The total late fee will not exceed twelve hundred dollars.
(4) An applicant may request a refund for initial licensure as follows:
(a) Two-thirds of the initial fee paid after the department has received an application and not conducted an on-site survey or provided technical assistance; or
(b) One-third of the initial fee paid after the department has received an application and conducted either an on-site survey or provided technical assistance but not issued a license.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.70 RCW and 2011 1st sp.s. c 50. WSR 12-11-058, § 246-320-199, filed 5/15/12, effective 6/15/12. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.41 RCW and RCW 43.70.040. WSR 09-07-050, § 246-320-199, filed 3/11/09, effective 4/11/09.]