WSR 10-13-095

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH


(Veterinary Board of Governors)

[ Filed June 16, 2010, 5:11 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 246-933-460 Courses approved by the veterinary board, amending the list of approved organizations.

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 received a petition for rule making requesting approval of any continuing education course sponsored by local chapters of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association (WSVMA), when the speaker is either board certified, or a member of the faculty of an accredited college of veterinary medicine. The veterinary board of governors agreed to consider rule making for approval of courses when presented by a board certified veterinarian or a member of the faculty of an accredited college of veterinary medicine.

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 sending written comments to Judy Haenke, Program [Manager], P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, phone (360) 236-4947, fax (360) 236-2901, or e-mail judy.haenke@doh.wa.gov. Interested persons can participate in the development of rules by attending stakeholder meetings, providing comments on proposed language which will be sent to interested persons through listserv and by regular mail.

June 16, 2010

Bart Eggen

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office