WSR 01-02-066

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed December 29, 2000, 1:00 p.m. ]

Date of Adoption: December 6, 2000.

Purpose: Update language to include the name of the new national examination, eliminate redundancy, and make more clear.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-933-250, 246-933-260, and 246-933-270.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.92.030.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 00-20-098 on October 4, 2000.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 3, Repealed 0. Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 21, 2000

Gail Zimmerman

Executive Director

OTS-4033.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 299B, filed 8/19/92, effective 9/19/92)

WAC 246-933-250   Examination requirement and procedures.   (((1))) In order to be licensed, any applicant for licensure must have successfully ((complete)) completed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), or the National Board Examination for Veterinary Medical Licensing (NBE), and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT)((, and)). All applicants must also pass the Washington state examination. The Washington state examination shall consist of questions pertaining to laws regulating the practice of veterinary medicine in the state. ((These)) The applicant may take the examinations ((may not be taken prior)) up to six months ((preceding)) prior to graduation ((of the applicant)) from a course of instruction as described in WAC 246-933-220.

(((2) Failure to follow written or oral instructions relative to the conduct of the examination, including termination times of the examination shall be considered grounds for disqualification from the examination.

(3) Applicants shall be required to refrain from talking to other examinees during the examination unless specifically directed or permitted to do so by a proctor. Any applicant observed talking or attempting to give or receive information, or using unauthorized materials during any portion of the examination will be expelled from the examination and not allowed to complete it.))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 92-17-076 (Order 299B), 246-933-250, filed 8/19/92, effective 9/19/92; 92-03-074 (Order 235B), 246-933-250, filed 1/14/92, effective 2/14/92; 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as 246-933-250, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; 88-08-033 (Order PM 719), 308-151-080, filed 4/1/88; 85-03-085 (Order PL 509), 308-151-080, filed 1/18/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030 and 18.92.070. 83-07-050 (Order PL 429), 308-151-080, filed 3/18/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 80-05-032 (Order 340), 308-151-080, filed 4/15/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 221B, filed 12/4/91, effective 1/4/92)

WAC 246-933-260   Frequency and location of examinations.   (1) ((The examination for veterinarians shall be scheduled at such times and places as the secretary may authorize.)) The secretary or his or her designee establishes the time and location for the veterinary examination.

(2) ((Should)) If an applicant fails to appear for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination at the designated time and place, the applicant shall forfeit the examination fee unless the applicant has notified the ((division of professional licensing services)) Veterinary Board of Governors in writing of his or her inability to appear for the scheduled exam at least five business days ((before)) prior to the ((designated)) scheduled time.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 91-24-098 (Order 221B), 246-933-260, filed 12/4/91, effective 1/4/92; 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as 246-933-260, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; 88-08-033 (Order PM 719), 308-151-090, filed 4/1/88; 80-05-032 (Order 340), 308-151-090, filed 4/15/80.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 299B, filed 8/19/92, effective 9/19/92)

WAC 246-933-270   Examination results.   (1) In order to pass the examination for licensure as a veterinarian, the applicant shall attain a grade that meets or exceeds the criterion-referenced passing ((point scaled)) score established by the National Board Examination Committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association for the ((National Board Examination and the Clinical Competency Test)) North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). Additionally, the applicant must attain a minimum grade of ninety percent ((in)) on the Washington state examination.

(2) An applicant((s)) who fails the ((National Board Examination, the Clinical Competency Test)) North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), or the Washington state examination may retake the examination that ((they)) he or she failed (((NBE, CCT or state))) by ((again)) completing an application and by submitting the reexamination fee to the ((division of professional licensing services. Only the most recently obtained NBE, CCT, and state examination scores will be considered in an application.

(3) An applicant who was administered the NBE or CCT prior to December 1, 1992, must have attained a minimum score of 1.5 standard deviations below the national mean of the criterion population on the respective examinations. Applicants who were administered the Washington state examination prior to December 1, 1992, must have attained a minimum score of seventy percent)) Veterinary Board of Governors.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 92-17-076 (Order 299B), 246-933-270, filed 8/19/92, effective 9/19/92; 91-24-098 (Order 221B), 246-933-270, filed 12/4/91, effective 1/4/92; 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as 246-933-270, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; 85-07-021 (Order PL 523), 308-151-100, filed 3/13/85; 85-03-085 (Order PL 509), 308-151-100, filed 1/18/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030 and 18.92.070. 83-07-050 (Order PL 429), 308-151-100, filed 3/18/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 80-16-023 (Order PL 358), 308-151-100, filed 10/29/80; 80-05-032 (Order 340), 308-151-100, filed 4/15/80.]

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