Licensure by verification, 6.6
VETERINARY MEDICINE BOARD
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to licensure by verification
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Board of Veterinary Medicine hereby proposes to amend Chapter 6, "Application for Veterinary Licensure," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 272C.4.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 2022 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2383.
Purpose and Summary
This proposed rule making amends license by verification rules to comply with 2022 Iowa Acts, Senate File 2383, which removed residency and active duty requirements from the license by verification process for applicants seeking professional licensure who have been licensed in another jurisdiction.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
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, pursuant to 811—Chapter 14.
Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written or oral comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on June 20, 2023. Comments should be directed to:
Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
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:
Item 1. Amend subrule 6.6(1) as follows:
6.6(1) Eligibility. A person may seek licensure by verification if the person is licensed in at least one other jurisdiction., and either:
a. The person establishes residency in the state of Iowa; or
b. The person is married to an active duty member of the military forces of the United States and is accompanying the member on an official permanent change of station in Iowa.
Item 2. Rescind paragraph 6.6(2)"d."
Item 3. Reletter paragraph 6.6(2)"e" as 6.6(2)"d."