WSR 11-14-038

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed June 28, 2011, 9:26 a.m. , effective August 15, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: August 15, 2011.

Purpose: WAC 246-853-990 Osteopathic fees and renewal cycle, the adopted rules reduce fees for osteopathic physicians and osteopathic physician assistants. RCW 43.70.250 requires that each profession is self-supporting and directs the department to collect fees to pay the costs to regulate the profession. The osteopathic profession has demonstrated a reduction in the costs to administer the profession making it possible to reduce fees.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-853-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250, 43.70.110.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-09-085 on April 20, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 24, 2011.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-3935.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-15-014, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08)

WAC 246-853-990   Osteopathic 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 postgraduate training limited licenses. ((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) Postgraduate training limited licenses must be renewed every year to correspond to program dates. ((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.))

(3) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for osteopathic physicians:


Title of Fee Fee
Endorsement application $((800.00)) 600.00
Active license renewal ((750.00)) 600.00
Active late renewal penalty ((300.00)) 250.00
((300.00)) 250.00
Inactive license renewal ((500.00)) 350.00
Expired inactive license reissuance 225.00
Inactive late renewal penalty ((250.00)) 175.00
Endorsement/state exam application ((900.00)) 500.00
Reexam 100.00
Certification of license 50.00
Limited license application ((350.00)) 325.00
Limited license renewal ((325.00)) 300.00
Temporary permit application 70.00
Duplicate certificate 20.00
Substance abuse
monitoring surcharge 25.00
UW ((library)) on-line access fee (HEAL-WA) 25.00

(((5))) (4) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for osteopathic physician assistants:

Title of Fee Fee
Application ((300.00)) $250.00
Renewal ((325.00)) 250.00
Late renewal penalty ((162.50)) 150.00
Expired license reissuance 100.00
Certification of license 30.00
Practice plan 70.00
Interim permit 200.00
License after exam 100.00
Duplicate certificate 20.00
Substance abuse
monitoring surcharge 25.00
UW ((library)) on-line access fee (HEAL-WA) 25.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.250, 2008 c 329. 08-15-014, 246-853-990, filed 7/7/08, effective 7/7/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-853-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 99-24-063, 246-853-990, filed 11/29/99, effective 12/30/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-853-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250 and chapters 18.57, 18.57A, 18.22 and 18.59 RCW. 94-22-055, 246-853-990, filed 11/1/94, effective 1/1/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 92-14-054 (Order 281), 246-853-990, filed 6/25/92, effective 7/26/92; 91-21-034 (Order 200), 246-853-990, filed 10/10/91, effective 11/10/91; 91-13-002 (Order 173), 246-853-990, filed 6/6/91, effective 7/7/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as 246-853-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 90-04-094 (Order 029), 308-138-080, filed 2/7/90, effective 3/10/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 87-10-028 (Order PM 650), 308-138-080, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-138-080, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-138-060.]

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