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144.122 LICENSE, PERMIT, AND SURVEY FEES.
(a) The state commissioner of health, by rule, may prescribe procedures and fees for filing
with the commissioner as prescribed by statute and for the issuance of original and renewal
permits, licenses, registrations, and certifications issued under authority of the commissioner. The
expiration dates of the various licenses, permits, registrations, and certifications as prescribed by
the rules shall be plainly marked thereon. Fees may include application and examination fees and
a penalty fee for renewal applications submitted after the expiration date of the previously issued
permit, license, registration, and certification. The commissioner may also prescribe, by rule,
reduced fees for permits, licenses, registrations, and certifications when the application therefor
is submitted during the last three months of the permit, license, registration, or certification
period. Fees proposed to be prescribed in the rules shall be first approved by the Department of
Finance. All fees proposed to be prescribed in rules shall be reasonable. The fees shall be in an
amount so that the total fees collected by the commissioner will, where practical, approximate
the cost to the commissioner in administering the program. All fees collected shall be deposited
in the state treasury and credited to the state government special revenue fund unless otherwise
specifically appropriated by law for specific purposes.
(b) The commissioner may charge a fee for voluntary certification of medical laboratories
and environmental laboratories, and for environmental and medical laboratory services provided
by the department, without complying with paragraph (a) or chapter 14. Fees charged for
environment and medical laboratory services provided by the department must be approximately
equal to the costs of providing the services.
(c) The commissioner may develop a schedule of fees for diagnostic evaluations conducted
at clinics held by the services for children with disabilities program. All receipts generated by
the program are annually appropriated to the commissioner for use in the maternal and child
health program.
(d) The commissioner shall set license fees for hospitals and nursing homes that are not
boarding care homes at the following levels:




Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and
American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
hospitals
$7,555 plus $13 per bed

Non-JCAHO and non-AOA hospitals
$5,180 plus $247 per bed

Nursing home
$183 plus $91 per bed
The commissioner shall set license fees for outpatient surgical centers, boarding care homes,
and supervised living facilities at the following levels:

Outpatient surgical centers
$3,349

Boarding care homes
$183 plus $91 per bed

Supervised living facilities
$183 plus $91 per bed.
(e) Unless prohibited by federal law, the commissioner of health shall charge applicants
the following fees to cover the cost of any initial certification surveys required to determine a
provider's eligibility to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid program:

Prospective payment surveys for hospitals
$900

Swing bed surveys for nursing homes
$1,200

Psychiatric hospitals
$1,400

Rural health facilities
$1,100

Portable x-ray providers
$500

Home health agencies
$1,800

Outpatient therapy agencies
$800

End stage renal dialysis providers
$2,100

Independent therapists
$800


Comprehensive rehabilitation outpatient
facilities
$1,200

Hospice providers
$1,700

Ambulatory surgical providers
$1,800

Hospitals
$4,200




Other provider categories or additional
resurveys required to complete initial
certification
Actual surveyor costs:
average surveyor cost x
number of hours for the
survey process.
These fees shall be submitted at the time of the application for federal certification and shall
not be refunded. All fees collected after the date that the imposition of fees is not prohibited by
federal law shall be deposited in the state treasury and credited to the state government special
revenue fund.
(f) The commissioner shall charge the following fees for examinations, registrations,
licenses, and inspections:

Plumbing examination
$ 50

Water conditioning examination
$ 50

Plumbing bond registration fee
$ 40

Water conditioning bond registration fee
$ 40

Master plumber's license
$120

Journeyman plumber's license
$ 55

Apprentice registration
$ 25

Water conditioning contractor license
$ 70

Water conditioning installer license
$ 35

Residential inspection fee (each visit)
$ 50

Public, commercial, and industrial inspections
Inspection fee

25 or fewer drainage fixture units
$ 300

26 to 50 drainage fixture units
$ 900

51 to 150 drainage fixture units
$1,200

151 to 249 drainage fixture units
$1,500

250 or more drainage fixture units
$1,800

Callback fee (each visit)
$100
History: 1974 c 471 s 1; 1975 c 310 s 36; 1977 c 305 s 45; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444;
1987 c 403 art 2 s 7; 1989 c 209 art 1 s 14; 1989 c 282 art 1 s 16; 1992 c 513 art 6 s 1; 1Sp1993 c
1 art 9 s 18; 1995 c 207 art 9 s 4; 1996 c 451 art 4 s 5; 1Sp2001 c 9 art 1 s 30; 2002 c 379 art
1 s 113; 2005 c 56 s 1; 2005 c 85 s 1; 1Sp2005 c 4 art 6 s 7