DOH CR-101 Filed for Fee Setting Increase – Nursing Home Administrators

DOH CR-101 Filed for Fee Setting Increase – Nursing Home Administrators

The Department of Health (department) filed a CR-101 on December 11, 2019 (WSR 20-01-072) to open the sections of Washington Administrative Code setting fees for the following four professions: ocularists, certified counselors, certified advisors, and nursing home administrators.

The department opened these rules to consider fee increases for these professions due to projected budget deficits for the authorities that license those professions. These fee increases are necessary to meet the requirement, in law, for all health professions to be self-supporting. This includes preventing and correcting budget deficits and maintaining reserves to cover unexpected program costs.

Additionally, in November 2018 the State Auditor’s Office published its performance audit report “Aligning Healthcare Professional Fees with Licensing Costs.” This report examined whether the department aligns fees charged to health care professions with the costs of licensing. In response, the department developed processes to review fees more consistently, and with enhanced transparency of fund balances and fee-setting.

This notice is being sent to nursing home administrators and interested stakeholders. Attached is the fee analysis and proposal for nursing home administrators.

The department will hold a rules workshop webinar for nursing home administrators and interested stakeholders on January 5, 2020 beginning at 10:30 a.m.; the agenda is attached.


You may join the webinar using the following information:

Fee Rulemaking Webinar – January 5, 2021, at 10:30am

Click and join at the specified time and date: https://global.gotowebinar.com/pjoin/360112459705484045/7226289896282991629

TO USE YOUR TELEPHONE: If you prefer to use your phone, you must select “Use Telephone” after joining the webinar and call in using the numbers below.

United States: +1 (914) 614-3221     

Access Code: 820-167-253     

Audio PIN: Shown after joining the webinar


Questions?

Contact:

Laura Hofmann, MSN, RN
Director of Clinical and Nursing Facility Regulatory Services

c: 360-691-9281

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December 16, 2020