43.20B.675  <<  43.20B.680 >>   43.20B.685

Vendor overpaymentsLien or other securitySetoff or recoupmentException.

(1) The department may, at the secretary's discretion, secure the repayment of any outstanding overpayment, plus interest, if any, through the filing of a lien against the vendor's real property, or by requiring the posting of a bond, assignment of deposit, or some other form of security acceptable to the department, or by doing both.
(a) Any lien shall be effective from the date of filing for record with the county auditor of the county in which the property is located and the lien claim shall have preference over the claims of all unsecured creditors.
(b) The department shall review and determine the acceptability of all other forms of security.
(c) Any bond must be issued by a company licensed as a surety in the state of Washington.
(d) This subsection does not apply to nursing homes licensed under chapter 18.51 RCW or portions of hospitals licensed under chapter 70.41 RCW and operating as a nursing home, if those facilities are subject to chapter 74.46 RCW.
(2) The department may recover any overpayment, plus interest, if any, by setoff or recoupment against subsequent payments to the vendor.


SeverabilitySavings1987 c 283: See notes following RCW 43.20A.020.
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