WSR 16-20-004
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed September 22, 2016, 9:22 a.m.]
The veterinary board of governors (board) is withdrawing the preproposal notice (CR-101) for WAC 246-933-420, which was filed October 2, 2014, and published in WSR 14-21-010.
The board filed this CR-101 to establish criteria for allowing complementary and alternative veterinary medicine (CAVM) continuing education. The board filed a CR-102 on December 9, 2015 (WSR 16-01-043) to allow no more than ten hours of CAVM continuing education every three years. At the public hearing, the board discussed stakeholder feedback from veterinary practitioners who only practice CAVM and proposed increasing the limit of CAVM continuing education to twenty hours. On July 26, 2016, the board filed a supplemental CR-102 (WSR 16-16-040) requiring ten hours of continuing education in conventional veterinary medicine and allowing up to twenty hours of continuing education in CAVM in any three year reporting period.
Within this time period the board also filed amendments to WAC 246-933-460 adding the Registry of Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Medical Education to the list of organizations approved to provide continuing education courses. This change, in addition to feedback from stakeholders, made the board determine that continuing education credits for CAVM do not need to be specified within WAC 246-933-420. 
Individuals requiring information on this rule should contact Loralei Walker, program manager, veterinary board of governors, at (360) 236-2901.
Tami M. Thompson
Regulatory Affairs Manager