Category: State Regulatory

Wash. Dept. of Agriculture amending several regulations

The Wash. Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) has issued notice of their intent to amend rules related to animal disease reporting (WAC 16-70), regulated swine...

November 11, 2022

State by State – AVMA legislative report

The following State Legislative Update includes select summaries of bills and regulations tracked by AVMA Division of State Advocacy and introduced in December and...

January 21, 2022

Washington Legislature convenes for 2022

The Washington State Legislature convened on Monday, January 10 for a 60-day legislative session. In an election year, the session is shorter than the...

January 14, 2022

Updated advisory about WA Cares premiums from the Employment Security Dept.

The Legislature and Gov. Inslee have announced plans to change and improve the WA Cares Fund during the 2022 legislative session, which is scheduled...

Livestock identification proposed rulemaking

The Wash. State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to amend chapter 16-610 (Livestock Identification) of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to: Reduce the...

January 7, 2022

WA Cares payroll tax delayed

The Seattle Times reported today that Gov. Jay Inslee and Democratic legislative leaders have agreed to put the brakes on the long-term care payroll...

December 17, 2021

President’s Message – Defining the VCPR in a Telehealth Post-Pandemic World

Can it be that 2021 is already closing in on the holidays and almost two years since the first COVID-19 case made national news...

Long Term Care insurance available for WA veterinarians and employees through AVMA Life

For AVMA member veterinarians who have tried to secure long-term care insurance ahead of the state’s Nov. 1, 2021 deadline but have been unsuccessful...

September 24, 2021

Pacific Northwest Veterinary Conference News – Board of Governors extends COVID-19 CE policy for non-live CE

At the start of the pandemic, the Veterinary Board of Governors approved the COVID-related policy allowing an unlimited number of non-live CE programs to...

Veterinary Board of Governors needs to fill two positions

The Department of Health, Health Systems Quality Assurance (HSQA) is accepting applications to fill two veterinarian positions on the Veterinary Board of Governors, public-spirited...

September 17, 2021