WSR 18-03-054
[Filed January 10, 2018, 9:00 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 17-19-019.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 260-70-540 Veterinarian's reports.
Hearing Location(s): On March 9, 2018, at 9:30 a.m., at the Auburn City Council Chambers, 25 West Main, Auburn, WA 98002.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 9, 2018.
Submit Written Comments to: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, email, fax 360-459-6461, by March 2, 2018.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Patty Brown, phone 360-459-6462, fax 360-459-6461, email, by March 5, 2018.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: To amend when reports must be filed for horses entered into a race.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Requiring the treatment reports on horses scheduled to race be filed by 10:00 a.m. the day of the race gives the official veterinarian a better opportunity to review the reports for at risk horses.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 67.16.020.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Washington horse racing commission, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation, and Enforcement: Douglas L. Moore, 6326 Martin Way, Suite 209, Olympia, WA 98516, 360-459-6462.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.
The proposed rule does not impose more-than-minor costs on businesses. Following is a summary of the agency's analysis showing how costs were calculated. Not business related.
January 10, 2018
Douglas L. Moore
Executive Secretary
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 07-07-036, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07)
WAC 260-70-540 Veterinarians' reports.
(1) Every veterinarian who treats or administers a procedure to a racehorse at any location under the jurisdiction of the commission must, on a form approved by the commission, report all treatments and procedures to an official veterinarian. The report must include the following:
(a) The name of the horse ((treated));
(b) The name of any medication, drug, or substance administered or prescribed;
(c) The procedure administered;
(d) The name of the trainer;
(e) The date and time of treatment; and
(f) Any other information required by the official veterinarian.
(2) The practicing veterinarian must sign ((the report)) and file the report with an official veterinarian no later than post time of the race for which the horse is entered. If the horse is not entered to run in a race, the report must be filed with an official veterinarian within forty-eight hours of treatment. If a horse is entered to run in a race and the treatment occurs within forty-eight hours of post time of the race for which the horse is entered, the report must be filed by 10:00 a.m. the morning of the race.
(3) A timely and accurate treatment report may be considered by the stewards or the commission as a mitigating factor when determining the penalty for violation of these rules.