WSR 03-11-034

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed May 15, 2003, 9:17 a.m. ]

Date of Adoption: May 15, 2003.

Purpose: WAC 246-935-070 Examination for registration as animal technician, this proposal will ensure the rule complies with 2000 legislation that changed "animal technician" to "veterinary technician," removes unnecessary language, and changes the national examination passing criteria to the national standard.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-935-070.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.92.030.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 03-04-104 on February 5, 2003.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.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

April 14, 2003

Michael Wedam, DVM, Chair

Veterinary Board of Governors

OTS-6076.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 353B, filed 3/30/93, effective 4/30/93)

WAC 246-935-070   Examination for registration as ((animal)) a veterinary technician.   (1) All applicants shall be required to successfully complete the veterinary technician national examination as approved by the board, and the Washington state ((veterinary technician)) examination (((a) The national examination shall consist of questions on the following areas: Basic sciences, animal care and management/husbandry (including farm, pet, and research animals) and clinical sciences (including small and large animal patient care). The examination is designed to measure essential job-related knowledge at the entry level.

(b) The Washington state examination shall consist of questions pertaining to laws regulating animal technicians and to laws regulating animal health care in the state.)) that consists of questions pertaining to the laws and rules regulating technicians.

(2) ((In order to pass examination for registration as an animal technician, the applicant shall attain a minimum grade of)) The passing criteria or score is:

(a) ((1.5 standard deviation below the national mean of the criterion population)) Criteria-referenced passing score on the national examination.

(b) Ninety percent on the Washington state examination.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 93-08-029 (Order 353B), 246-935-070, filed 3/30/93, effective 4/30/93; 91-24-098 (Order 221B), 246-935-070, filed 12/4/91, effective 1/4/92; 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as 246-935-070, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; 88-08-033 (Order PM 719), 308-156-060, filed 4/1/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.015 and 18.92.030. 83-19-055 (Order PL 445), 308-156-060, filed 9/19/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 80-01-069 (Order PL 332), 308-156-060, filed 12/21/79.]

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