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WAC 246-341-0365

Agency licensure and certificationFee requirements.

(1) Payment of licensing and specific program certification fees required under this chapter must be included with the initial application, renewal application, or with requests for other services.
(2) Payment of fees must be made by check, bank draft, electronic transfer, or money order made payable to the department.
(3) The department may refund one-half of the application fee if an application is withdrawn before certification or denial.
(4) Fees will not be refunded when licensure or certification is denied, revoked, or suspended.
(5) The department charges the following fees for approved substance use disorder treatment programs:
Application fees for agency certification for approved substance use disorder treatment programs
New agency
application
$1,000
Branch agency application
$500
Application to add one or more services
$200
Application to change ownership
$500
Initial and annual certification fees for withdrawal management, residential, and nonresidential services
Withdrawal management and
residential services
$100 per licensed bed, per year, for agencies not renewing certification through deeming
 
$50 per licensed bed, per year, for agencies renewing certification through deeming per WAC 246-341-0310
Nonresidential services
$750 per year for agencies not renewing certification through deeming
 
$200 per year for agencies certified through deeming per WAC 246-341-0310
Complaint/critical incident investigation fees
All agencies
$1,000 per substantiated complaint investigation and $1,000 per substantiated critical incident investigation that results in a requirement for corrective action
(6) Agency providers must annually complete a declaration form provided by the department to indicate information necessary for establishing fees and updating certification information. Required information includes, but is not limited to:
(a) The number of licensed withdrawal management and residential beds; and
(b) The agency provider's national accreditation status.
(7) The department charges the following fees for approved mental health treatment programs:
Initial licensing application fee for mental health treatment programs
Licensing application fee
$1,000 initial licensing fee
Initial and annual licensing fees for agencies not deemed
Annual service hours provided:
Initial and annual licensing fees:
0-3,999
$728
4,000-14,999
$1,055
15,000-29,999
$1,405
30,000-49,999
$2,105
50,000 or more
$2,575
Annual licensing fees for deemed agencies
Deemed agencies
licensed by the department
$500 annual licensing fee
Complaint/critical incident investigation fee
All residential and
nonresidential agencies
$1,000 per substantiated complaint investigation and $1,000 per substantiated critical incident investigation that results in a requirement for corrective action
(8) Agencies providing nonresidential mental health services must report the number of annual service hours provided based on the department's current published "Service Encounter Reporting Instructions for BHOs" and the "Consumer Information System (CIS) Data Dictionary for BHOs."
(a) Existing licensed agencies must compute the annual service hours based on the most recent state fiscal year.
(b) Newly licensed agencies must compute the annual service hours by projecting the service hours for the first twelve months of operation.
(9) Agencies providing inpatient evaluation and treatment services and competency evaluation and restoration treatment services must pay the following certification fees:
(a) Ninety dollars initial certification fee, per bed; and
(b) Ninety dollars annual certification fee, per bed.
[Statutory Authority: 2018 c 201 and 2018 c 291. WSR 19-09-062, § 246-341-0365, filed 4/16/19, effective 5/17/19.]
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