WSR 07-16-138

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed August 1, 2007, 10:18 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section WAC 246-935-XXX Continuing education requirements for veterinary technicians.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.92.030, HB 1331 (chapter 235, Laws of 2007).

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 2007 legislation has amended RCW 18.92.030 to allow the veterinary board of governors to adopt rules fixing minimum standards of continuing education 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 attending stakeholder workshops and/or 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 judy.haenke@doh.wa.gov.

July 31, 2007

Lisa Salmi

Acting Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office