18.92.046  <<  18.92.047 >>   18.92.051

Impaired veterinarian programContentLicense surcharge.

(1) To implement an impaired veterinarian program as authorized by RCW 18.130.175, the veterinary board of governors shall enter into a contract with a voluntary substance abuse monitoring program. The impaired veterinarian program may include any or all of the following:
(a) Contracting with providers of treatment programs;
(b) Receiving and evaluating reports of suspected impairment from any source;
(c) Intervening in cases of verified impairment;
(d) Referring impaired veterinarians to treatment programs;
(e) Monitoring the treatment and rehabilitation of impaired veterinarians including those ordered by the board;
(f) Providing education, prevention of impairment, posttreatment monitoring, and support of rehabilitated impaired veterinarians; and
(g) Performing other related activities as determined by the board.
(2) A contract entered into under subsection (1) of this section shall be financed by a surcharge of twenty-five dollars on each license issuance or renewal of a new license to be collected by the department of health from every veterinarian licensed under chapter 18.92 RCW. These moneys shall be placed in the health professions account to be used solely for the implementation of the impaired veterinarian program.
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