Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 01-04-053.
Title of Rule: Dentist fees -- Impaired dentist surcharge.
Purpose: The purpose is to implement 1999 legislation, chapter 179, Laws of 1999, which allows for an increase to the impaired dentist surcharge to provide additional revenue to contract with a new treatment provider.
Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-817-990.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.32.0365 and 43.70.250.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.32.534.
Summary: This rule will amend the fee schedule and increase the impaired dentist surcharge.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Fee increase will allow the department to contract with a new impaired treatment provider.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Lisa Anderson, Program Manager, 1112 S.E. Quince Street, Olympia, WA 98504, (360) 236-4863.
Name of Proponent: Department of Health, governmental.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: Amending the impaired dentist surcharge fee will allow the Department of Health to collect additional revenue to pay for a contract with a new impaired treatment provider.
Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Proposed change will amend the fee rue [rule], impaired dentist surcharge.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. Cost did not exceed minimum threshold.
RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. Fee rules do not fall under the parameters of RCW 34.05.328.
Hearing Location: Department of Health, Conference Center, Hearing Room #5, 1101 Eastside Street, Olympia, WA 98504, on May 8, 2001, at 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Lisa Anderson by May 4, 2001, TDD 1-800-833-6388, or (360) 236-4863.
Submit Written Comments to: Lisa Anderson, fax (360) 664-9077, by May 4, 2001.
Date of Intended Adoption: May 8, 2001.
M. C. Selecky
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-08-101, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99)
WAC 246-817-990 Dentist 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, except faculty and resident licenses.
(2) Faculty and resident licenses must be renewed every year on July 1 as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2.
(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:
|Title of Fee||Fee
|Original application by examination*|
|Initial application||$ 325.00|
|Original application - Without examination|
| Initial application
|Faculty license application||325.00|
|Resident license application||60.00|
|Surcharge - impaired dentist||((
|Late renewal penalty||102.50|
|Expired license reissuance||102.50|
|Certification of license||25.00|
| Initial application
Renewal - (three-year renewal cycle)
Late renewal penalty
Expired permit reissuance
|On-site inspection fee||To be determined by future rule adoption.|
|*||In addition to the initial application fee above, applicants for licensure via examination will be required to submit a separate application and examination fee directly to the dental testing agency accepted by the dental quality assurance commission.|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-08-101, 246-817-990, filed 4/6/99, effective 7/1/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-817-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 95-16-122, 246-817-990, filed 8/2/95, effective 9/1/95.]