(1) A licensee or applicant shall submit to the department:
(a) An initial twelve-month license fee of two thousand four hundred thirty-two dollars for each service category for new persons not currently licensed in that category to provide in-home services in Washington state, or currently licensed businesses which have had statement of charges filed against them;
(b) A twenty-four month renewal fee for home care, home health and hospice agencies, based on the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs), which is a measurement based on a forty-hour week and is applicable to paid agency personnel or contractors, according to the following table. A twenty-four month renewal fee for hospice care centers, based on the number of beds, according to the following table:
(i) For single service category licenses:
# of FTEs
# of Beds
Hospice Care Center
5 or less
5 or less
6 to 15
6 to 10
16 to 50
11 to 15
51 to 100
16 to 20
101 or more
(ii) For multiple service category licenses:
(A) One hundred percent of the home health category fee and seventy-five percent of the appropriate service category fee for each additional service category (hospice, home care, hospice care center); or
(B) One hundred percent of the hospice category fee and seventy-five percent of the appropriate service category fee for each additional service category (home care, hospice care center); and
(c) A change of ownership fee of two hundred fifty dollars for each licensed service category. A new license will be issued and valid for the remainder of the current license period.
(2) The department may charge and collect from a licensee a fee of one thousand two hundred ninety-seven dollars for:
(a) A second on-site visit resulting from failure of the licensee to adequately respond to a statement of deficiencies;
(b) A complete on-site survey resulting from a substantiated complaint; or
(c) A follow-up compliance survey.
(3) A licensee with deemed status shall pay fees according to this section.
(4) A licensee shall submit an additional late fee in the amount of fifty dollars per day, not to exceed six hundred fifty dollars, from the renewal date (which is thirty days before the current license expiration date) until the date of mailing the fee, as evidenced by the postmark.
(5) Refunds. The department shall refund fees paid by the applicant for initial licensure as follows:
(a) If an application has been received but no on-site survey or technical assistance has been performed by the department, two-thirds of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee; or
(b) If an application has been received and an on-site survey or technical assistance has been performed by the department, one-third of the fees paid, less a fifty dollar processing fee.
(6) The department may not refund applicant fees if:
(a) The department has performed more than one on-site visit for any purpose;
(b) One year has elapsed since an initial licensure application is received by the department, but no license is issued because applicant failed to complete requirements for licensure; or
(c) The amount to be refunded as calculated by subsection (5)(a) or (b) of this section is ten dollars or less.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.70
RCW, 2011 1st sp.s. c 50. WSR 12-11-063, § 246-335-990, filed 5/15/12, effective 6/30/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250
, 70.38.105, 18.46.030, 70.127.090, 43.70.040. WSR 08-12-036, § 246-335-990, filed 5/30/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250
and 70.127.090. WSR 04-19-142, § 246-335-990, filed 9/22/04, effective 10/23/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250
and 70.38.105(5). WSR 03-22-020, § 246-335-990, filed 10/27/03, effective 11/27/03. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.127
RCW. WSR 02-18-026, § 246-335-990, filed 8/23/02, effective 10/1/02.]