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WAC 246-335-330

Change of ownership.

A change of ownership on an in-home services agency includes any of the following:
(1) Transferring ownership, either whole or part, to a new owner;
(2) Dissolving a partnership or corporation;
(3) Merging with another entity taking on that entity's identity;
(4) Consolidating with another entity, creating a new identity; or
(5) A change of the unified business identifier number and/or federal employer identification number.
(6) At least thirty days prior to changing ownership of an in-home services agency, the licensee must submit to the department a change of ownership form as provided by the department. The form must include:
(a) The full name, address and phone number of the current and prospective owner;
(b) The name, address, and phone number of the currently licensed in-home services agency and the name under which the prospective agency will operate; and
(c) Date of the proposed change of ownership.
(7) At least thirty days prior to changing ownership of an in-home services agency, the prospective new owner must submit a change of ownership application, on forms provided by the department:
(a) Information listed in WAC 246-335-320 (2)(a) through (f); and
(b) The change of ownership fee specified in WAC 246-335-990.
(8) Home health or hospice agencies that are certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must inform the department's certificate of need program of the pending change in ownership and receive program approval before the state change of ownership application can be approved.
(9) The department may conduct a survey after the change of ownership approval to assess the new ownership's delivery of care to clients or patients.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.127.120 and 43.70.250. WSR 18-06-093, ยง 246-335-330, filed 3/6/18, effective 4/6/18.]
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