WSR 05-24-114



(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed December 7, 2005, 9:27 a.m. ]

     Subject of Possible Rule Making: Review, update and/or repeal requirements related to the veterinary licensure examination. Rules to be reviewed include WAC 246-933-230 Foreign trained veterinarians, 246-933-250 Examination requirement and procedures, 246-933-260 Frequency and location of examinations, 246-933-270 Examination results, and 246-933-280 Examination review procedures.

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

     Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The Veterinary Board of Governors no longer administers the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. This examination is now administered by the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Rules should be updated to reflect the current examination process including how examinations are scheduled, the dates, locations and reexaminations. WAC 246-933-260 Frequency and location of examinations, is no longer applicable and should be repealed. WAC 246-933-280 Examination review procedures, should be reviewed to assure that the process and procedures of review are appropriate.

     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 rule making.

     Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868,, (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 586-4359.

December 6, 2005

Steven Saxe

Executive Director