WSR 11-19-098

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed September 20, 2011, 3:46 p.m. , effective January 1, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2012.

Purpose: WAC 246-809-990 and 246-834-990, the adopted rules establish the HEAL-WA fee required under SSB 5071 (chapter 35, Laws of 2011) for midwives and marraige [marriage] and family therapists. The fee is assessed on inital [initial] licensure and renewals and provides for these professions to access the HEAL-WA on-line resources. The adopted rules also amend the existing HEAL-WA fee name for mental health counselors and social workers, and make general housekeeping edits.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-809-990 and 246-834-990.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.110, 43.70.112.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-16-077 on August 1, 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: September 9, 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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