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PDFWAC 284-44-320

Agreement guaranteed by a surety company.

(1) If, pursuant to RCW 48.44.030, the agreement is guaranteed by a surety company, such agreement shall:
(a) Be in an amount equal to the greater of (i) one hundred fifty thousand dollars, or (ii) one-twelfth of the total sum of money received during the preceding calendar year as prepayment for health care services, except as provided by WAC 284-44-340;
(b) Contain a provision that the bond will be for the benefit of the persons who have paid for or contracted for the health care services;
(c) Contain a provision that in the event of cancellation, the bond will continue to cover liabilities for services provided prior to the effective date of such cancellation;
(d) Contain a provision that it may not be cancelled or terminated without ninety days advance written notice to the assured or surety company by the cancelling party;
(e) Contain a provision requiring not less than sixty days advance notice to the insurance commissioner, health care services division, by the surety company of any cancellation of such surety agreement.
(2) The original or a true copy of the actual surety bond shall be filed with the insurance commissioner, health care services division, prior to its effective date.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.44.050. WSR 82-23-010 (Order R 82-6), ยง 284-44-320, filed 11/5/82, effective 1/1/83.]
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