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Addressing hospital inspections by limiting the uses of the fire protection contractor license fund and directing the department of health to engage in rule making to appropriately fund the cost of hospital inspections from hospital license fees (Griffey, Appleton)

Requires the department of health to set the fees for an application for a license, or renewal of a license, by a hospital to include the costs of inspections for fire protection purposes. Specifies that, the standards for fire protection and its enforcement, with respect to hospitals, are no longer eligible for expenditures from the fire protection contractor license fund.

1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL:
The Department may not include in the hospital license fees fire protection inspection costs in excess of the direct cost to perform fire protection inspections and amounts necessary to recover costs associated with rule adoption pertaining to setting fees for fire protection purposes. In addition, the fire protection contractor license fund may not be used for fire protection inspections as of July 1, 2018, or when the Department adopts rules pertaining to
setting fees, whichever is earlier. If the Department adopts rules prior to July 1, 2018, the Department must notify the Code Reviser's Office and others, as it deems appropriate.

Hearing Date: Tuesday, February 07, 2017 -- 10:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1915&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)