Surgical technologist; certification; use of title. (HB2220)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
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Became Law


Surgical technologist; certification; use of title. Provides that that no person shall hold himself out to be a surgical technologist or use or assume the title of "surgical technologist" or "certified surgical technologist" unless such person is certified by the Board of Medicine; currently, a person must be registered with the Board of Medicine to use the title "registered surgical technologist." The bill also (i) adds a requirement that an applicant whose certification is based on his holding a current credential as a certified surgical technologist from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting also demonstrate that he has successfully completed an accredited surgical technologist training program and (ii) provides that the Board of Medicine may certify a person who has practiced as a surgical technologist at any time in the six months prior to July 1, 2021, provided that he registers with the Board of Medicine by December 31, 2021. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102622D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions

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