WSR 17-17-178
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed August 23, 2017, 11:26 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-933-340 Practice management, the veterinary board of governors rule related to consumer notification of risks associated with certain drugs, including nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
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 veterinary board of governors (board) received a petition requeting [requesting] rule making to require veterinarians to provide counseling and/or client information sheets when dispensing or administering certain drugs, including NSAIDs. The board is considering revisions to these rules to determine whether the petitioners['] suggestions could improve and help assure patient safety. If the board supports changes suggested by the petitioner, rule making is necessary in order for the board to enforce the rules.
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, P.O. Box 47852, phone 360-236-4947, fax 360-236-2901, TTY 360-833-6388 or 711, email
Additional comments: Interested persons may sign up for the veterinary email list and will be notified and asked to participate in public rules meetings and submit written comments for consideration.
August 23, 2017
Kathy J. Schmitt
Deputy Director
Office of Health
Professions and Facilities