Surgical assistants; required to be licensed by Board of Medicine, Advisory Board created. (SB1151)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health professions; licensure of surgical assistants.  Requires surgical assistants to be licensed by the Board of Medicine and creates an Advisory Board on Surgical Assistants to assist with such licensure and regulation. A surgical assistant is an individual other than a licensed physician assistant, podiatrist assistant, nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, dental hygienist, or registered nurse who, under the direct supervision of a qualified surgeon, directly performs significant surgical tasks including manipulating tissues or organs, manipulating or inserting subcutaneous sutures, placing hemostatic agents, injecting local anesthetic, harvesting veins, and implanting devices. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100428D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2011Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
01/26/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1151)
02/08/2011Left in Education and Health