WSR 10-21-081

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed October 19, 2010, 10:22 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-13-095.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 246-933-460 Courses approved by the veterinary board.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Health, Creekside Three at Center Point, 20435 72nd Avenue South, Conference Room Two, Kent, WA 98032, on December 6, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: December 6, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: Judy Haenke, Program Manager, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98310 [98502], web site http://www3.doh.wa.gov/policyreview/, fax (360) 236-2901, by December 2, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Judy Haenke by November 26, 2010, TTY (800) 833-6388 or 711.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amends WAC 246-933-460 to include courses that are presented by a veterinarian who is a board certified specialist or on faculty at an accredited veterinary college, the United States Animal Health Association, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and the Washington state department of agriculture. The entities identified in WAC 246-933-460 qualify to provide courses without prior approval resulting in a time saving for both the course presenter and the veterinary board.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The board received a rule petition to approve continuing education courses sponsored by chapters of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, when the speaker is board certified, or on the faculty of an accredited veterinary college. During the rule-making process, the board also considered requests to include the United States Animal Health Association, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, and the Washington state department of agriculture. The board determined that all would qualify.

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, 310 Israel Road S.E., Tumwater, WA 98502, (360) 236-4947.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule would not impose more than minor costs on businesses in an 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 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 236-4947 [586-4359], e-mail judy.haenke@doh.wa.gov. The agency did not complete a cost-benefit analysis under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(ii) exempts rules that relate only to internal governmental operations that are not subject to violation by a nongovernment party.

October 19, 2010

Timothy D. Gintz, DVM, Chair

Veterinary Board of Governors

OTS-3518.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-19-130, filed 9/19/07, effective 10/20/07)

WAC 246-933-460   ((Courses)) Organizations, institutions or individuals approved by the veterinary board to provide continuing education courses.   (1) Courses offered by the following organizations, institutions or individuals are ((presumed to qualify as)) approved by the veterinary board to provide continuing veterinary medical education courses ((without specific prior approval of the board)).

(((1))) (a) The American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB).

(((2))) (b) The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

(((3))) (c) The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association.

(((4))) (d) Any board approved college or school of veterinary medicine.

(((5))) (e) 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))) (f) The American Animal Hospital Association.

(((7))) (g) Veterinary specialty boards recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

(((8))) (h) Regional veterinary conferences and allied organizations recognized by AAVSB.

(((9))) (i) The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).

(((10) Other)) (j) The United States Animal Health Association.

(k) The American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

(l) The Washington state department of agriculture.

(m) A board certified veterinarian who is certified by a veterinary specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

(n) A veterinarian who is a faculty member of an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine.

(2) Individual courses ((as)) offered by other organizations, institutions or individuals may be approved by the board to offer designated continuing veterinary medical education courses.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.92.030. 07-19-130, 246-933-460, filed 9/19/07, effective 10/20/07; 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.]

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