Veterinary technician state examination—fee, 8.3(1)
VETERINARY MEDICINE BOARD
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to veterinary technician examination fees
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Board of Veterinary Medicine hereby proposes to amend Chapter 8, "Auxiliary Personnel," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 169.5.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 169.9.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendment clarifies that if a veterinary technician state examination is given by a professional examination service, an additional fee may be charged. The rule currently states that a fee may be charged by a professional examination service for the national veterinary technician examination.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa. The state currently conducts the veterinary technician state examination. If a professional examination service conducts the examination and charges a fee, the fee would go to the company.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 26, 2018. Comments should be directed to:
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Wallace State Office Building
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Amend subrule 8.3(1) as follows:
8.3(1) An application fee in an amount determined by the board not to exceed $45 shall accompany the application to take the veterinary technician state examination; both the fee and the application must be received by the board at least 30 days before the examination. An additional fee shall be submitted for the veterinary technician national examination when a professional examination service is utilized by the board. The additional fee shall be the charges for the examination by the professional examination service plus administrative costs in an amount determined by the board. The fee for the veterinary technician state examination may be waived for qualifying military service personnel upon request.