(1) An applicant group shall submit a letter of intent to file an application to the director on forms prescribed by the director. The letter of intent shall identify the applicant group, the proposed regulation or change in scope of practice sought, and information sufficient for the director to determine whether the application is eligible for review.
(2) The director shall notify the applicant group as to whether it is eligible for review within fifteen days after the receipt of the letter of intent. The final application shall be submitted to the director who shall notify the applicant group of its acceptance for review within fifteen days after receipt of the final application. If more than one application is received in a given year, the director may establish the order in which applications shall be reviewed.
(3) The application shall include an explanation of:
(a) The problem created by not regulating a health professional group not previously regulated or by not changing the scope of practice of a regulated health profession;
(b) If the application is for the regulation of a health professional group not previously regulated, all feasible methods of regulation, including those methods listed in section 71-6222, and the impact of such methods on the public;
(c) The benefit to the public of regulating a health professional group not previously regulated or changing the scope of practice of a regulated health profession;
(d) The extent to which regulation or the change of scope of practice might harm the public;
(e) The type of standards that exist to ensure that a practitioner of a health profession would maintain competency;
(f) A description of the health professional group proposed for regulation, including a list of associations, organizations, and other groups representing the practitioners in this state, an estimate of the number of practitioners in each group, and whether the groups represent different levels of practice;
(g) The role and availability of third-party reimbursement for the services provided by the applicant group;
(h) The experience of other jurisdictions in regulating the practitioners affected by the application;
(i) The expected costs of regulation, including (i) the impact registration, certification, or licensure will have on the costs of the services to the public and (ii) the cost to the state and to the general public of implementing the proposed legislation; and
(j) Other information relevant to the requested review as determined by the division.