The California Veterinary Medical Board (VMB) recently sent out an Initial Statement of Reasons regarding its proposed changes to the California Code of Regulations affecting Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) School approval. Specifically, the proposed changes would specify that all California and out-of-state RVT schools or degree programs already accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) are acceptable as VMB-approved education programs. However, the proposed revisions to the regulations also provides for VMB provisional approval, re-approval inspections of institutions, VMB withdrawal of implied approval, as well as adding specific minimum educational requirements for safety training, medical record keeping, drug control, and radiation. For a complete review of the specific changes, please review here.
Notice of the proposed changes is found here. The VMB will be having a public hearing on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM in Sacramento, California. Any written comments must be received by the VMB no later than January 21, 2013 to be considered by the VMB at the hearing.