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PDFWAC 182-70-560

Process to establish fee schedules.

(1) The lead organization must develop a draft fee schedule consistent with the requirements in RCW 43.371.020 (5)(g). The lead organization must maintain documentation that supports the development of and final decisions regarding the fee schedule.
(2) The lead organization must present the draft fee schedule and supporting documentation to the data policy committee for review and feedback. The lead organization must provide any other available data requested by the DPC that supports the development and draft fee schedule presented.
(3) The DPC must review the draft fee schedule, supporting documentation, and adopt recommendations, including the basis for each recommendation, as to whether the fee schedule should be approved by the authority. The DPC must provide the recommendations to the lead organization for its consideration.
(4) The lead organization must review the DPC recommendations and make any changes to the draft fee schedule based on the recommendations. The lead organization must document which recommendations it implemented into the fee schedule. For those recommendations that the lead organization did not act upon, the lead organization must document the reasons why each recommendation was not accepted.
(5) The lead organization must provide the authority the draft fee schedule, as modified, supporting documentation, the DPC recommendations, and the reasoning for why the lead organization did not make changes for any recommendation not accepted. The lead organization must also provide any other available data requested by the authority that supports the development and draft fee schedule provided to the authority.
(6) The authority shall post on the agency website the draft fee schedule, and solicit public comment for thirty days. The authority may also convene a stakeholder meeting to provide an opportunity for interested parties another avenue to give feedback on the draft fee schedule. If the authority decides to hold a stakeholder meeting, the meeting may be in person, by telephone or other electronic means, as determined by the authority.
After the comment period, the authority will review all the stakeholder feedback, recommendations of the DPC, and any data received from the lead organization and make a final determination regarding the fee schedule. The authority shall provide the final determination to the lead organization, publish the final determination on the agency website, and send notification through the authority listserv or other electronic means.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 41.05.021, 41.05.160 and 43.371.020. WSR 20-08-059, § 182-70-560, filed 3/25/20, effective 4/25/20. WSR 19-24-090, recodified as § 182-70-560, filed 12/3/19, effective 1/1/20. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.371.070 (1)(f). WSR 18-10-074, § 82-75-560, filed 5/1/18, effective 6/1/18.]
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