September 2023 Report
Jurisdictions with Activity
This report shares short summary highlights of tracked legislative bills and rules & regulations that have seen recent activity, as well as available board and state VMA updates.
At the 08/24/23 Board of Veterinary Examiners meeting, the members discussed regulations proposals:
Regulations specialist Alison Osborne walked through the regulations proposed to recognize the addition of PAVE to statute, removal of PDMP requirements from statute, change the approval process for the state exams, and update supervisory requirements.
Dr. Geiger moved to approve the regulations for public notice. Dr. Vollaro seconded. Dr. Albert stated that she felt these were thorough and was ready to vote. Vollaro agreed. Dr. Geiger agreed with Dr. Vollaro that no oral hearing was necessary since these were reasonably administrative and had been well-vetted. The motion was unanimously approved.
The board reviewed the proposed advice from AAG Burley and determined they needed more time than was available today.
Dr. Albert moved to table the discussion to a date to be determined later in the meeting. Dr. Vollaro seconded. The motion was unanimously approved.
Ms. Chambers asked for board members to provide all comments, questions, and concerns so she could post them to OnBoard for members to review in advance of the next discussion.
REQUESTING WRITTEN STAKEHOLDER COMMENTS
Each of the listed Boards and Programs will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on the dates listed to determine whether to repeal the rules on a permanent basis to implement the law. Please submit written comments as soon as possible. The Boards and Programs will continue to accept written comments until the Permanent Rulemaking Hearings where stakeholders will be given a final opportunity to testify before the Board and/or the Director or Director’s designee. Please visit the Board and Program websites under the “Public Notices” tab for the most current information, including webinar registration information, written comments (SB23-188and SB23-265), and the draft rules.
CURRENT Rulemaking Activity
07-12-2023 Summary Report submitted to Senate and House Legislative Oversight Committees on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development.
10-26-2023 Final Rule to be reviewed by OLRC at its October 26, 2023 meeting.
AKVMA 2023 Newsletter is available here.
The fee suspension for licensure is no longer in effect and all licenses must go through the renewal process. If you took advantage of the suspension and did not pay the fees during this period, you will have to pay these fees now, as they were not waived. This suspension occurred through an EO that has since expired and wasn’t triggered by the emergency declaration (the way SNAP benefits are still in place).