WSR 08-01-136

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed December 19, 2007, 11:30 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-935-990 Veterinary technician fees and renewal cycle.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, 20435 72nd South, Second Floor, Conference Room One, Kent, WA 98032, on March 3, 2008, at 11:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 3, 2008.

Submit Written Comments to: Judy Haenke, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 586-4359, by February 25, 2008.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Judy Haenke by February 25, 2008, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: HB 1331 changed the credential level of veterinary technicians from registration to licensure in law. Amendments to WAC 246-935-990 as proposed will change the references from "registrations" and "registration" to "licenses" or "license" when referring to veterinary technician fees and renewal cycle. The proposed amendments will not change the fees charged for applications or renewals.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: HB 1331 (chapter 235, Laws of 2007) provides in part for licensure rather than registration of veterinary technicians. The proposed amendments to WAC 246-935-990 will change the references from "registrations" and "registration" to "licenses" or "license" when referring to veterinary technician fees and renewal cycle. The veterinary board of governors is developing rules to implement other provisions of HB 1331 under additional rule filings.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.70.250 and HB 1331 (chapter 235, Laws of 2007).

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.70.250 and HB 1331.

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, 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. The rule is exempt from a small business economic impact statement under RCW 19.85.025, which does not apply to rules adopted under RCW 34.05.310(4).

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The rule is exempt from the cost-benefit analysis requirements under RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(iii).

December 19, 2007

M. C. Selecky

Secretary

OTS-9903.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-012, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05)

WAC 246-935-990   Veterinary technician fees and renewal cycle.   (1) ((Registrations)) Licenses must be renewed every year on the practitioner's birthday as provided in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 2. The secretary may require payment of renewal fees less than those established in this section if the current level of fees is likely to result in a surplus of funds. Surplus funds are those in excess of the amount necessary to pay for the costs of administering the program and to maintain a reasonable reserve. Notice of any adjustment in the required payment will be provided to practitioners. The adjustment in the required payment shall remain in place for the duration of a renewal cycle to assure practitioners an equal benefit from the adjustment.

(2) The following nonrefundable fees will be charged:

Title of Fee Fee
State examination (initial/retake) $100.00
Initial ((registration)) license 75.00
Renewal 65.00
Late renewal penalty 50.00
Expired ((registration)) license reissuance 50.00
Duplicate ((registration)) license 15.00
Certification of ((registration)) license 15.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, [43.70.]280 and 43.70.110. 05-12-012, 246-935-990, filed 5/20/05, effective 7/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250, 2001 2nd sp.s. c 7 and RCW 18.92.125. 01-23-101, 246-935-990, filed 11/21/01, effective 1/21/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.280. 98-05-060, 246-935-990, filed 2/13/98, effective 3/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.250. 93-14-011, 246-935-990, filed 6/24/93, effective 7/25/93; 92-07-036 (Order 252), 246-935-990, filed 3/10/92, effective 4/10/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. 91-02-050 (Order 122), 246-935-990, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91.]

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