Rulemaking activities abound with the VBOG and WSDA

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Both the Veterinary Board of Governors (VBOG) and WSDA are in the process of implementing or revising several rules within the WA Administrative Code (WAC). The Veterinary Board of Governors have issued a CR-101, the first initial public notice that’s needed to start most rulemaking actions, on the following actions:

  • Defining the Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship
  • Requiring veterinarians to provide a prescription to clients
  • Changing LVT Animal Health Care Tasks to align with WSDA WACs with regard to the level of supervision required when a licensed veterinary technician administers a rabies injection.  The proposal also lists information that must be contained on a rabies certificate.
  • Consideration of adopting criteria for the review of CE credit related to complementary or alternative veterinary medicine.

Comments regarding these rulemaking activities may be submitted to VBOG manager, Judy Haenke at [email protected]. Comments should be sent in as soon as possible. To receive regular updates on rulemaking and other licensing information from VBOG, sign up on their listserv.

The WSDA has filed several CR-102s, which are notices that give details about the proposed permanent rules that WSDA plans to adopt, who may be affected by the rules, and includes full text of the proposed rule language. The CR-102 gives the date, time and place of the public hearing(s) and instructions for sending written comments about the proposed rules to WSDA. The proposed rules that WSDA are working on include:

  • Proposed new fees for Animal Disease Traceability
  • Animal importation as it pertains to 1) porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, 2) Trichomoniasis, 3) Tuberculosis, and 4) inspection exemptions for horses, goats, sheep and llamas traveling into WA for round trip visits of no more than four days.
  • Requiring reporting of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and Coccidioidmycosis
  • Changes to testing requirements for Trichomoniasis and Tuberculosis
  • Amendments on livestock brand inspection rules on private sales of unbranded, female, dairy breed cattle under fifteen head or less

Send comments regarding rulemaking activities to [email protected].