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WSVMA Town Hall Webinar scheduled – SB 6196 Veterinary Services for Low-Income Pet Owners

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At the outset of 2018 legislative session, WSVMA became aware that the Humane Society of Southwest Washington was moving ahead with Senate Bill 6196. As drafted, the bill would have brought significant changes to the longstanding regulatory framework governing veterinarians and humane societies and animal control agencies. It would have allowed humane societies and animal care agencies to provide full scale veterinary services to animals owned by low-income households.

Recognizing that WSVMA would oppose any regulatory change without involvement in a collaborative process, SB 6196’s legislative sponsors urged all parties to meet during the off-session. This happened four times, both face-to-face and over conference calls. The negotiated legislation assumes regulatory changes proposed in Senate Bill 6196 as well as some other amendments to the current law.

In order to hear about the new proposed legislation and to answer your questions, join us for a Town Hall webinar where members will be allowed to listen to the update and ask questions. The webinar will be held on Monday, November 19, at 12pm PT. This webinar is open to WSVMA members only. There’s no cost to attend the webinar and there are no CE credits for attending.

Questions can be submitted during the webinar or consider sending them in ahead of time and we’ll already have answers prepared. Send your questions to [email protected].

To register for the webinar, click here.

 

Posted November 2, 2018