WSR 16-01-169
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed December 22, 2015, 11:35 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-935-290, the veterinary board of governors (board) is considering amending the rule to add board approved veterinary colleges to the list of approved continuing education course providers for veterinary technicians.
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 current list of approved continuing education (CE) providers for veterinary technicians includes any board approved college or school of veterinary medical technology, but does not include veterinary colleges as approved providers. Veterinary colleges provide quality continuing education that is relevant to the work of veterinary technicians. Adding veterinary colleges to the list of approved CE providers could offer veterinary technicians broader opportunities for meeting their CE requirements.
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. Stakeholders will be notified and invited to participate in an open public rules workshop and may submit written comments for consideration. Stakeholders will be notified via listserv and posting to the web site. Contact Loralei Walker, Program Manager, Department of Health, Veterinary Board of Governors, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, e-mail, phone (360) 236-4947, or fax (360) 236-2901.
December 22, 2015
Kathy Schmitt
Deputy Director
Office of Health
Professions and Facilities