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WAC 246-310-050: Applicability determination

Published: 2015

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WACs > Title 246 > Chapter 246-310 > Section 246-310-050



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WAC 246-310-050

Applicability determination.

(1) Any person wanting to know whether an action the person is considering is subject to certificate of need requirements (chapter 246-310 WAC) may submit a written request to the certificate of need program requesting a formal determination of applicability of the certificate of need requirements to the action.
(a) The written request shall include the nature and extent of any construction, changes in services, and the estimated total costs of the action.
(2) The department may request any additional written information that is reasonably necessary to make an applicability determination on the action.
(3) The department shall respond in writing to a request for an applicability determination within thirty days of receipt of the complete information needed for such determination. In the written response, the department shall state the reasons for its determination that the action is or is not subject to certificate of need requirements.
(4) Information or advice given by the department as to whether an action is subject to certificate of need requirements shall not be considered an applicability determination unless it is in written form in response to a written request submitted in accordance with provisions of this section.
(5) A written applicability determination on an action in response to a written request and based on written information shall be binding upon the department: Provided, The nature, extent, or cost of the action does not significantly change.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.38 RCW. WSR 98-10-053, § 246-310-050, filed 4/29/98, effective 5/30/98; WSR 96-24-052, § 246-310-050, filed 11/27/96, effective 12/28/96. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.135 and 70.38.919. WSR 92-02-018 (Order 224), § 246-310-050, filed 12/23/91, effective 1/23/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-310-050, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.38.135. WSR 86-06-030 (Order 2344), § 248-19-240, filed 2/28/86; WSR 81-09-012 (Order 210), § 248-19-240, filed 4/9/81, effective 5/20/81. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.38 RCW. WSR 79-12-079 (Order 188), § 248-19-240, filed 11/30/79.]