Surgical assistants and surgical technologists; licensure and certification by Board of Medicine. (SB858)

Introduced By

Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Surgical technologists and surgical assistants. Requires certification for surgical technologists and licensure for surgical assistants, and provides requirements for such certification and licensure. The bill creates the Advisory Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting to assist the Board of Medicine in the regulation of surgical technologists and surgical assistants. Read the Bill »


01/31/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101106D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2013Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/09/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB858)
01/31/2013Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)