WSR 07-16-142

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed August 1, 2007, 10:26 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: New section WAC 246-935-XXX Identification of veterinary technician standard tasks and procedures that must be included in the experience of a person who qualifies to take the veterinary technician examination through a period of practical experience.

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

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 2007 legislation requires the veterinary board of governors to adopt rules identifying standard tasks and procedures that must be performed within a period of practical experience for a veterinary technician to qualify to take the licensing examination. Developing standards for the practical experience provision will provide the public with assurance that the veterinary technician applicant has completed a well defined and structured training program throughout the practical experience.

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 meetings, 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 A. Salmi

Acting Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office