WSR 07-06-028

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed February 28, 2007, 1:44 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-935-010 Definitions 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 veterinary board of governors is currently reviewing WAC 246-935-050 Animal health care tasks, for the purpose of proposing amendments to update the rule by addressing unclear, inaccurate or outdated language and to clarify the intent through better organization. As part of this process, the board anticipates developing definitions of terms or tasks that will need to be included in WAC 246-935-010 Definitions for veterinary technicians.

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. Interested persons can participate in the development of new rules by providing comments on proposed language which will be sent to interested persons through listserv and by regular mail. Send written comments to Judy Haenke, Program Manager, P.O. Box 47868, Olympia, WA 98504-7868, (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 586-4359, or e-mail to judy.haenke@doh.wa.gov.

February 27, 2007

Lisa Salmi

Acting Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office