Surgical procedures; registered nurse shall perform circulator duties. (HB1466)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of surgical procedures; circulator duties.  Provides that the Board of Health shall promulgate regulations that require that for surgical procedures performed in hospitals, operating room circulator duties related to coordination of nursing care, patient safety procedures, and procedures necessary for the support and safety of the surgical team shall be performed by a registered nurse who is qualified by training in operating room nursing and circulator duties and who is present in the operating room during the surgical procedure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/06/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100617D
12/06/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/12/2011Assigned HWI sub: #1
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1466)
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 3-N)
01/25/2011Failed to report (defeated) in Health, Welfare and Institutions (5-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)