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PDFWAC 246-310-080

Letter of intent.

Any person planning to propose an undertaking subject to certificate of need review shall submit a letter of intent as follows:
(1) The letter of intent shall include the following information:
(a) A description of the services proposed;
(b) The estimated cost of the proposed project;
(c) An identification of the service area.
(2) A letter of intent shall be valid for six months after the receipt of the letter by the department. If the applicant does not submit an application for the project as described in the letter within this time frame, a new letter of intent shall be required before the department accepts an application.
(3) In the event that the application proposes a project that is significantly different than that proposed in the letter of intent, the department shall consider the application the letter of intent and no further action shall be taken until the end of the thirty-day letter of intent period.
(4) Expedited or regular review. Any person proposing an undertaking subject to an expedited or regular review shall submit a letter of intent at least thirty days prior to the submission of the application.
(5) Concurrent review.
(a) Any person proposing undertakings subject to concurrent review shall submit a letter of intent according to the applicable schedule.
(b) Within thirty days following the last day of the letter of intent submittal period, the department shall determine which of the proposed undertakings compete with other proposed undertakings. Two or more undertakings within the same concurrent review cycle may be competing when the proposed undertaking would be located in the same county or planning area and/or the undertakings propose nursing home beds to be allocated from the same statewide continuing care retirement community (CCRC) bed pool as defined in WAC 246-310-380. The department shall notify applicants of competing undertakings.
(c) In the event the department determines an application submitted under concurrent review is not competing, the department may convert the review to a regular review.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.38 RCW. WSR 98-10-053, § 246-310-080, filed 4/29/98, effective 5/30/98; WSR 96-24-052, § 246-310-080, filed 11/27/96, effective 12/28/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.135 and 70.38.919. WSR 92-02-018 (Order 224), § 246-310-080, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-310-080, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.115. WSR 87-10-023 (Order 2487), § 248-19-270, filed 5/1/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.135. WSR 86-06-030 (Order 2344), § 248-19-270, filed 2/28/86; WSR 81-09-012 (Order 210), § 248-19-270, filed 4/9/81, effective 5/20/81. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.38 RCW. WSR 79-12-079 (Order 188), § 248-19-270, filed 11/30/79.]
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