WSR 15-11-056
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed May 15, 2015, 3:13 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-933-340 Practice management, the veterinary board of governors (board) will consider amendment of subsection (5) of this rule relating to the labeling requirements for legend drugs dispensed by a veterinarian.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.92.030(2).
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The labeling requirements for legend drugs dispensed by veterinarians in WAC 246-933-340(5) do not include an expiration date. For the sake of patient safety, the board would like to consider amending the rule to include an expiration date.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Pharmacy quality assurance commission (commission). The commission will be notified via listservs and asked to participate in a public rules meeting and/or submit written comments for consideration.
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 through 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,, phone (360) 236-4947 or fax (360) 236-2901.
May 15, 2015
Kathy Schmitt, Deputy Director
Health Professions and Facilities