Veterinary Examining Board Seeks Rules Advisory Committee Members

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Release Date: November 7, 2016

Media Contacts:       Raechelle Belli, 608-224-5005 or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020

MADISON – The Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board (VEB) is forming an 11-member committee with a directive to assist with amending the veterinary examining rules concerning complimentary, alternative, and integrative therapies. The committee will consist of 11 voting members: five licensed veterinarians, two certified veterinary technicians, two public members, two members from parallel professions, and one non-voting Board Liaison.

The proposed rules may modify the definition of complimentary, alternative, and integrative therapy to align it with the current legal definition of veterinary practice and to add additional therapies. The proposed rule will explore possible changes to the delegation of medical acts as they relate to complimentary, alternative, and integrative therapies.

The committee members will work with the Board member liaison and staff to review surrounding states' and other states' approaches to these issues and provide substantive feedback to the rulemaking process.  Committee members will also have administrative input, such as suggesting public hearing locations, dates and times, and reviewing a final draft before submission to the VEB for approval. 

After reviewing the applications, the Board hopes to make the appointments at its meeting on January 25, 2017.

Those interested in being considered for appointment to the committee should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Wisconsin Veterinary Examining Board
Matthew Tompach, Executive Director
PO Box 8911
Madison, WI 53708
608/224-5024 or by TDD line 608/224-5058

The VEB will accept applications at the above address through December 20, 2016.

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