Registered surgical technologist; criteria for registration. (HB598)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Certified surgical technologist; criteria for certification. Requires the Board of Medicine to certify as a surgical technologist any applicant who has practiced as a surgical technologist or attended a surgical technologist training program at any time prior to October 1, 2022, and registers with the Board by December 31, 2022. Under current law, an applicant who practiced as a surgical technologist at any time in the six months prior to July 1, 2021, and registered by December 31, 2021, is eligible for certification by the Board. The bill also provides that no person shall use the designation "C.S.T." or any variation thereof unless such person (i) is certified by the Board and (ii) has successfully completed an accredited surgical technologist training program and holds a current credential as a certified surgical technologist from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103959D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB598)
01/21/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/01/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Read first time
02/04/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Read third time
02/21/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Enrolled
02/23/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB598ER)
02/23/2022Signed by Speaker
02/23/2022Signed by President
02/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB598ER)
03/09/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 9, 2022
03/09/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/01/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 71 (effective 7/1/22)
04/01/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)

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