|Petition Title||CE equivalency for certain work for not-for-profit spay/neuter and vaccine clinics|
|Date Filed||1/18/2023 [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Petitioner||Virginia Veterinary Medical Association|
The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC150-20-70(B), which provides requirements for continuing education to renew a license, to: (1) allow up to 4 hours required for renewal of a veterinary license and 1 hour required for renewal of a veterinary technician license to be satisfied through delivery of veterinary services, volunteer or compensated, at high-volume spay/neuter clinics provided by non-for-profit animal welfare organizations; and (2) allow up to 3 hours required for renewal of a veterinary license and 1 hour required for renewal of a veterinary technician license to be satisfied through delivery of veterinary services in the form of vaccinations, volunteer or compensated, at a rabies clinic organized by a local health department. It is further requested that, for services at spay/neuter clinics, one hour may be credited for two hours of providing services, and for rabies clinics, one hour may be credited for three hours of service.
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on February 13, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment, which will open on February 13, 2023 and will close on March 15, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for March 30, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.
|Comment Period||Ended 3/15/2023 15 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The Board considered this petition at its October 26, 2023 meeting. The Board decided to take no action on the petition as the Board believed medical learning requirements contained in current continuing education requirements should not be reduced.
|Name / Title:||Leslie L. Knachel / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)597-4130 FAX: (804)527-4471 TDD: ()-|