Surgical assistants; definition, licensure. (HB1084)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Surgical assistants; licensure. Defines "surgical assistant" and "practice of surgical assisting" and directs the Board of Medicine to establish criteria for the licensure of surgical assistants. Currently, the Board may issue a registration as a surgical assistant to eligible individuals. The bill clarifies that requiring the licensure of surgical assistants shall not be construed as prohibiting any professional licensed, certified, or registered by a health regulatory board from acting within the scope of his practice. The bill also establishes the Advisory Board on Surgical Assisting to assist the Board of Medicine regarding the establishment of qualifications for and regulation of licensed surgical assistants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104907D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/17/2020Referred from Public Safety
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1084)
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1084E
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20104907D-E
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1084E)
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/20/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1084ER)
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1084ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 2-N)
04/22/2020Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1084ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1222 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020VOTE: (92-Y 2-N)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1222)
05/01/2020VOTE: (92-Y 2-N)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.