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

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Surgical technologist; certification; use of title. Provides 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 »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


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
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2220)
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2220ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2220ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 230 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0230)