(Veterinary Board of Governors)
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 05-24-112.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Veterinary board of governors, WAC 246-933-401 Citation and purpose, 246-933-420 Basic requirement -- Amount, 246-933-440 Exceptions, 246-933-450 Qualification of program for continuing education, 246-933-460 Programs approved by the veterinary board, and new section WAC 246-933-465 Self-study continuing veterinary medical education activities.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, Center Point Corporate Park, Conference Room Two, 20435 72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032, on June 11, 2007, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: June 11, 2007.
Submit Written Comments to: Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 586-4359, by June 4, 2007.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Judy Haenke by June 4, 2007, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rules update and clarify existing continuing education rules, allow limited practice management courses and create a new section authorizing completion of self-study and electronically available courses. These rules do not propose an increase to the existing continuing education requirements or require that continuing education be earned in any specific category. The proposed rules expand the methods by which continuing education credits maybe earned by including methods that are often more accessible and less costly to complete.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Currently, licensees are limited to earning continuing education credit only through attendance at a recognized program having a featured speaker. The proposed rules expand the methods by which continuing education credits may be earned by including self-study methods that are often more accessible and less costly to complete.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.92.030.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 18.92.030.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of health, veterinary board of governors, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 236-4947.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. No small business economic impact statement has been prepared because, under RCW 19.85.030(1), the proposed rule does not impose more than minor costs on businesses within the industry.
A cost-benefit analysis is required under RCW 34.05.328. A preliminary cost-benefit analysis may be obtained by contacting Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, phone (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 586-4359, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 26, 2007
Acting Executive Director
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending Order 108B, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91)
WAC 246-933-401 Citation and purpose. These rules may be cited ((
and referred to)) as the "Veterinary continuing
education rules." The purpose of these rules is to (( require
licensed veterinarians to continue their professional
educations as a condition of maintaining a license to practice
veterinary medicine in this state)) establish standards of
continuing veterinary medical education. The rules provide
for qualifying training methods, designating approved
continuing veterinary medical education providers and setting
minimum continuing veterinary medical education credit
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as § 246-933-401, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 233, § 308-154-010, filed 2/16/77.]
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, § 246-933-420, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 91-24-098 (Order 221B), § 246-933-420, filed 12/4/91, effective 1/4/92; 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as § 246-933-420, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 233, § 308-154-020, filed 2/16/77.]
Upon a showing of good cause by a licensee to the
board,)) The board may ((
exempt such licensee from any, all,
or part of the continuing education requirement. Good cause
includes, but is not limited to:
(2) Hardship to practice)) excuse from or grant an extension of continuing veterinary medical education requirements to a licensee due to illness or other extenuating circumstances.
Licensees seeking an extension must petition the board, in writing, at least forty-five days prior to the end of the reporting period.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 91-24-098 (Order 221B), § 246-933-440, filed 12/4/91, effective 1/4/92; 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as § 246-933-440, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; 80-16-023 (Order PL 358), § 308-154-040, filed 10/29/80; Order 233, § 308-154-040, filed 2/16/77.]
(1) The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).
(2) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
(3) The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association.
(4) Any board approved college or school of veterinary medicine.
(5) Any state or regional veterinary association which is recognized by the licensing authority of its state as a qualified professional association or educational organization.
(6) The American Animal Hospital Association.
(7) Veterinary specialty boards recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
(8) Regional veterinary conferences and allied organizations recognized by AAVSB.
(9) The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE)
(10) Other courses as approved by the board.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 91-02-060 (Order 108B), recodified as § 246-933-460, filed 12/28/90, effective 1/31/91; Order 233, § 308-154-060, filed 2/16/77.]
(1) Credit for reports. The board may grant continuing education credit for reports on professional veterinary literature. Licensees must submit requests for credit at least sixty days prior to the end of the reporting period. The request must include a copy of the article, including publication source, date and author. The report must be typewritten and include at least ten descriptive statements about the article.
(a) Professional literature approved for these reports are peer reviewed veterinary medical journals.
(b) Each report qualifies for one credit hour. The board may grant a licensee up to five credit hours of continuing veterinary medical education under this subsection if the combined total of ten hours for all types of self-study continuing veterinary medical education is not exceeded.
(2) Credit for preprogrammed educational materials. The board may grant a licensee continuing veterinary medical education credit for viewing and participating in board-approved formal preprogrammed veterinary educational materials. The preprogrammed materials must be approved by an organization listed in WAC 246-933-460, and must require successful completion of an examination. Preprogrammed educational materials include, but are not limited to:
(a) Correspondence courses offered through magazines or other sources;
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
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