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WAC 246-451-030

Payment of assessment.

(1) The department annually shall calculate the amount of assessment due from each hospital, and shall prepare and mail to such hospital a statement indicating the amount of the assessment. The assessment shall be paid within ninety days after the statement of such assessment is mailed by the department.
(2) An assessment reminder notice shall be mailed forty-five days after the mailing of the initial statement.
(3) A second assessment reminder notice shall be mailed ninety days after the mailing of the initial statement. This reminder shall declare the assessment delinquent and a penalty shall be payable, calculated as interest on the delinquent assessment at the rate of twelve percent per annum.
(4) A third assessment reminder notice shall be mailed one hundred twenty days after the mailing of the initial statement. This reminder shall state the delinquent status of the assessment and the total accrued interest to the date of this reminder notice.
(5) A fourth assessment reminder notice shall be mailed one hundred fifty days after the mailing of the initial statement. This reminder shall be the final reminder and shall state the amount of the delinquent assessment and total interest accrued to the date of this reminder. In addition, the hospital will be notified that if payment of the assessment and all accrued interest is not made within thirty days of the reminder, the account will be sent to the attorney general for appropriate action.
(6) Whenever a partial payment is made, the remaining balance shall be treated in the same manner as provided in subsections (2) through (5) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 43.070 [43.70] and 70.170 RCW. WSR 94-12-089, § 246-451-030, filed 6/1/94, effective 7/2/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-451-030, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.39 RCW. WSR 83-06-036 (Order 83-02, Resolution No. 83-02), § 261-10-040, filed 2/28/83; Order 74-03, § 261-10-040, filed 2/15/74.]
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