WSR 08-03-070

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed January 14, 2008, 3:51 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-933-300 Veterinary specialty licensure.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.92.030, 18.92.135.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The veterinary board of governors recently approved the program for assessment of veterinary education equivalence (PAVE). The board also approves the education commission for foreign veterinary graduates (ECFVG) program. Both programs assess the educational equivalence of graduates from nonaccredited program. The board currently has statutory authority to issue a specialty license and is now considering adding the PAVE program as an option for specialty licensure under WAC 246-033-300 [246-933-300].

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Collaborative.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by providing comments on proposed language which will be sent to interested person[s] through Listserv and by regular mail. Send written comments to Jeanette Benham, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 586-4359 or e-mail jeanette.benham@doh.wa.gov.

January 14, 2008

Judy Haenke

Acting Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office