DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
(Veterinary Board of Governors)
[Filed November 6, 2019, 3:18 p.m., effective December 7, 2019]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: WAC 246-933-250, veterinarian examination and licensure requirements. The veterinary board of governors (board) is removing the clinical competency test (CCT) as a licensure requirement. Under WAC 246-933-250, licensees were required to "successfully complete either the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE), or the National Board Examination for Veterinary Medical Licensing (NBE) with the CCT." The CCT was created in 1979 and was required with the NBE at that time. Starting in 2000, the NAVLE took the place of both the NBE and CCT. Without the adopted rule amendment applicants who took the licensure exam prior to 1979 (when the CCT did not exist), would not be able to get licensure through WAC 246-933-250. The board finds that applicants who were initially licensed without taking the CCT have years of proven competency by virtue of their careers in veterinary medicine. The board adopted this amendment to eliminate a barrier to licensure.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 246-933-250.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.92.030
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 19-15-077 on July 17, 2019.
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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: September 23, 2019.
Elizabeth C. Davies, DVM, Chair
Veterinary Board of Governors
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-20-036, filed 9/25/07, effective 10/26/07)
WAC 246-933-250Examination and licensure requirements.
To qualify for licensure in this state, a candidate must:
(1) Successfully complete either the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE)((,)) or the National Board Examination for Veterinary Medical Licensing (NBE)((, with the Clinical Competency Test (CCT))); and
(2) Successfully complete the Washington state jurisprudence examination; and
(3) Be a graduate of a program that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. A person who is a graduate of a college of veterinary medicine not accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association must:
(a) Successfully complete the American Veterinary Medical Association's Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates program (ECFVG); or
(b) Successfully complete the American Association of Veterinary State Board's Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE); and
(4) Complete four clock hours of AIDS education as required in chapter 246-12 WAC, Part 8.