DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed December 31, 2018, 5:05 p.m., effective January 31, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-937-040 Training and education, the veterinary board of governors (board) is adopting rule amendments to allow additional options for veterinary medication clerk (VMC) applicants to meet their training requirements for registration. 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 worked with the pharmacy quality assurance commission to develop a model training program that serves as the "guidelines approved by the board." The rule adds the option of educational programs that meet at least the same criteria as those developed in the model training program. This rule gives VMC applicants additional options for meeting their training requirement for registration.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-937-040.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.92.030
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 18-16-087 on July 30, 2018.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 24, 2018.
Tawney Carrier, Chair
Veterinary Board of Governors
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-11-022, filed 5/7/02, effective 6/7/02)
WAC 246-937-040Training and education.
(((1) The training of))To qualify for registration as a veterinary medication ((clerks))clerk, an individual must ((be obtained by completion of)):
(1) Be a high school graduate or equivalent.
(2) Be sponsored by a veterinarian licensed in the state of Washington.
(3) Complete either an on-the-job training program ((following guidelines approved by the board.
(2) The minimum educational requirement must be high school graduation or equivalency))or an educational program that meets, at a minimum, the criteria set in the model training program approved by the veterinary board of governors and the pharmacy quality assurance commission.