WSR 08-10-095

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


[ Filed May 7, 2008, 9:10 a.m. , effective June 7, 2008 ]


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

Purpose: In 2007, HB 1331 changed the credential level of veterinary technicians from registration to licensure. Amendments to WAC 246-935-990 change the references from "registrations" and "registration" to "licenses" or "license" when referring to veterinary technician fees and renewal cycle. The amendments will not change the fees charged for applications or renewals.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-935-990.

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

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-01-136 on December 19, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 7, 2008.

Mary C. Selecky

Secretary

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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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