WSR 14-21-010
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed October 2, 2014, 9:31 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-933-xxx, the veterinary board of governors (board) will consider establishing criteria for the review of continuing veterinary medical education related to complementary or alternative veterinary medicine.
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 board has seen an increase in the number of continuing education courses related to complementary and alternative veterinary medicine. The board's current rules related to continuing education do not address criteria for the approval of complementary and alternative veterinary medicine courses. Rules that define complementary and alternative veterinary medicine and designate the number of continuing education hours that can be earned in these disciplines may assist the board in its review and clarify the requirements to the licensees and to the providers of the education.
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, Department of Health, Veterinary Board of Governors, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852,, phone (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 236-2907. 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 through listserv and posting to the web site.
October 2, 2014
Kathy Schmitt
Deputy Director
Office of Health
Professions and Facilities