WSR 07-20-036

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed September 25, 2007, 3:52 p.m. , effective October 26, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The rules accept the program for assessment of veterinary education equivalence (PAVE) for assessment of the educational equivalence of graduates from nonaccredited programs. The rules also update references to scoring of examinations, repeal outdated regulations related to frequency and location of the national examination and repeal outdated regulations related to examination review procedures of a failed examination.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Repealing WAC 246-933-230, 246-933-260 and 246-933-280; and amending WAC 246-933-250 and 246-933-270.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.92.030.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-10-121 on May 2, 2007.

A final cost-benefit analysis is available by contacting Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, phone (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 586-4359, e-mail judy.haenke@doh.wa.gov.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 1, Amended 2, Repealed 3.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 1, Amended 2, Repealed 3.

Date Adopted: September 24, 2007.

Williard R. Nelson, DVM, Chair

Veterinary Board of Governors

OTS-9467.4


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-02-066, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01)

WAC 246-933-250   Examination and licensure requirements ((and procedures)).   ((In order to be licensed, any applicant for licensure must have successfully completed)) To qualify for licensure in this state, a candidate must:

(1) Successfully complete either the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), or the National Board Examination for Veterinary Medical Licensing (NBE), ((and)) with the Clinical Competency Test (CCT)((. All applicants must also pass)); and

(2) Successfully complete the Washington state jurisprudence examination((. The Washington state examination shall consist of questions pertaining to laws regulating the practice of veterinary medicine in the state. The applicant may take the examinations up to six months prior to graduation from a course of instruction as described in WAC 246-933-220)); and

(3) Be a graduate of a program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. A person who is a graduate of a college of veterinary medicine not accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association must:

(a) Successfully complete the American Veterinary Medical Association's Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program (ECFVG); or

(b) Successfully complete the American Association of Veterinary State Board's Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE); and

(4) Complete four clock hours of AIDS education as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 01-02-066, 246-933-250, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01; 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.]


NEW SECTION
WAC 246-933-265   Scope of Washington state jurisprudence examination.   (1) The Washington state jurisprudence examination consists of multiple choice questions relating to state laws and administrative regulations in the practice of veterinary medicine.

(2) A candidate may take the Washington state jurisprudence examination up to six months prior to graduation from an approved course of study.

(3) The passing score on the examination is ninety percent.

(4) A candidate may retake the examination by submitting an application and fee to the department of health.

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AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 01-02-066, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01)

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 score established by the National Board Examination Committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). Additionally, the applicant must attain a minimum grade of ninety percent on the Washington state examination.

(2) An applicant who fails the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), or the Washington state examination may retake the examination that he or she failed by completing an application and by submitting the reexamination fee to the Veterinary Board of Governors.)) The board accepts the following minimum passing score for licensure examinations.

(1) The minimum passing score for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) is the criterion-referenced passing score established by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

(2) The minimum passing score before December 1982 for the National Board Examination for Veterinary Medical Licensing (NBE), and the Clinical Competency Test (CCT) is 1.5 standard deviation below the mean of the criterion population. From December 1992 through April 2000 the minimum passing score is the criterion referenced passing score required by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

(3) The minimum passing score on the Washington state jurisprudence examination is ninety percent.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 01-02-066, 246-933-270, filed 12/29/00, effective 1/29/01; 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.]


REPEALER

     The following sections of the Washington Administrative Code are repealed:
WAC 246-933-230 Foreign trained veterinarians.
WAC 246-933-260 Frequency and location of examinations.
WAC 246-933-280 Examination review procedures.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office