WSR 18-12-090
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed June 5, 2018, 9:52 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-933-010, 246-933-200, 246-933-310, 246-933-340, and new WAC 246-933-xxx, the veterinary board of governors (board) is considering amending four rule sections and adding a new section of rule related to client consultation when providing treatment and drug therapy to animal patients.
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 board is considering amending existing rules and adding a new section of rule to establish what kind of consultation veterinarians should provide to clients when treating and providing drugs for animal patients. Outlining appropriate consultation by veterinarians when providing treatment and drug therapy could result in better, more informed choices in the care and treatment of animal patients.
This rule making is based on a petition received on May 28, 2017, from a stakeholder who asked the board to require a "client information sheet" for certain drugs and require client consultation in WAC 246-933-340. The board agreed to open the rule, and a preproposal CR-101 notice was filed and published in WSR 17-17-178. After further deliberation, the board decided to take a broader approach to the rule making. The original CR-101 was withdrawn (WSR 18-08-087), and the board is opening a new CR-101 to address the original petition regarding WAC 246-933-340 and additional sections of the chapter.
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, Olympia, WA 98504-7853, 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 rule meetings and submit written comments for consideration.
June 4, 2018
Kathy J. Schmitt, Deputy Director
Office of Health Professions and Facilities