WSR 17-11-061
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed May 16, 2017, 1:30 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-937-040, the veterinary board of governors (board) is considering amending the rule to allow additional options for veterinary medication clerk (VMC) applicants to meet their training requirements for registration.
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: Currently, a VMC applicant must meet their training requirement through "completion of on-the-job training program following guidelines approved by the board." The board received a petition asking it to include "completion of equivalent training offered within an accredited veterinary assisting certification program following guidelines approved by the board" as an option for a VMC applicant to meet the training requirement. Adding additional training options may provide VMC applicants more options to meet their training requirements for registration.
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 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.
May 16, 2017
Kathy Schmitt, Deputy Director
Office of Health Professions and Facilities