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PDFWAC 388-855-0055

Notice and finding of responsibility (NFR)—Appeal procedure.

(1) The determination officer's assessment of the ability and liability of a person or of the person's estate to pay hospitalization charges shall be issued in the form of a notice and finding of responsibility (NFR) as prescribed by RCW 43.20B.340.
(2) When the NFR is for full hospitalization charges as specified under WAC 388-855-0030, the department shall:
(a) Inform the financially responsible person of the current charges; and
(b) Periodically recompute the financially responsible person's charges.
(3) When the NFR is for adjusted charges, the department shall:
(a) Express the charges in a daily or monthly rate; and
(b) Set aside charges for ancillary services.
(4) The right to an adjudicative proceeding to contest the NFR is contained in RCW 43.20B.340.
(a) A financially responsible person wishing to contest the NFR shall, within twenty-eight days of receipt of the NFR:
(i) File a written application for an adjudicative proceeding showing proof of receipt with the Secretary, DSHS, Attn: Determination Officer, P.O. Box 9768, Olympia, WA 98504; and
(ii) Include in or with the application:
(A) A specific statement of the issues and law involved;
(B) The grounds for contesting the department decision; and
(C) A copy of the contested NFR.
(b) The proceeding shall be governed by the Administrative Procedure Act (chapter 34.05 RCW), RCW 43.20B.340, this chapter, and chapter 388-02 WAC. If any provision in this chapter conflicts with chapter 388-02 WAC, the provision in this chapter governs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.20B.335, 43.20B.325, 72.01.090. WSR 01-01-007, amended and recodified as § 388-855-0055, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 71.05.560. WSR 90-21-030 (Order 3083), § 275-16-055, filed 10/9/90, effective 11/9/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 34.05.220 (1)(a) and 43.20B.335. WSR 90-04-075 (Order 3001), § 275-16-055, filed 2/5/90, effective 3/1/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 81.02.412 [71.02.412]. WSR 81-08-020 (Order 1627), § 275-16-055, filed 3/25/81.]
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