WSR 17-07-045
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed March 8, 2017, 3:18 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-933-401 to 246-933-480, VeterinariansContinuing education, the veterinary board of governors (board) will consider amending sections of continuing education rules to possibly include total hours required, minimum and maximum hours required by CE category, and other CE considerations.
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: RCW 18.92.030 mandates the board to set minimum standards of continuing education. The board is considering amending the rules to make sure they reflect current standard of practice, and that requirements are streamlined. The board may reconsider setting a limit on the allowance of complementary alternative veterinary medicine and increasing the number of continuing education hours.
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 Loralei Walker, Program Manager, Department of Health, Veterinary Board of Governors, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, email, phone (360) 236-4947, or fax (360) 236-2901. 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 via listserv and posting to the web site.
March 8, 2017
Kathy J. Schmitt, Deputy Director
Office of Health Professions and Facilities