CR-102 (December 2017) (Implements RCW 34.05.320)

The Veterinary Board of Governors (Board) has filed a CR-102 for WAC 246-933-310 Definitions and WAC 246-933-345 (New) Client Communication. The board is proposing to add a definition related to facilities and practice management standards and to create a new section to establish requirements for veterinarians when communicating with clients regarding evaluation and treatment.

The proposed rule includes expanded or new communication requirements for proposed diagnostic tests, possible and definitive diagnoses, common side effects or adverse outcomes of diagnostics and treatment, estimated cost, prognosis and treatment options, communication that is timely and prior to treatment (except during emergencies or when the client cannot be reached), communication that enables the clients to understand the problem and options, and written or verbal consent from the clients.

Attached you will find the proposed rulemaking filed with the Office of the Code Reviser on January 22, 2020 as WSR 20-03-172.


You may submit written comments by February 21, 2020 on the Department of Health's Rules Comment webpage, or directly to me at

A public hearing on the rule will be held on Monday, March 2nd, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Published 01/23/2020.