HB598: Registered surgical technologist; criteria for registration.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend and reenact § 54.1-2956.12 of the Code of Virginia, relating to registered surgical technologist; criteria for registration.
[H 598]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 54.1-2956.12 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 54.1-2956.12. Registered surgical technologist; use of title; registration.

A. No person shall hold himself out to be a surgical technologist or use or assume the title of "surgical technologist" or "certified surgical technologist," or use the designation "C.S.T." or "S.T." or any variation thereof, unless such person is certified by the Board. 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.

B. The Board shall certify as a surgical technologist any applicant who presents satisfactory evidence that he (i) 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, (ii) has successfully completed a training program for surgical technology during the person's service as a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or (iii) has practiced as a surgical technologist or attended a surgical technologist training program at any time in the six months prior to July 1, 2021 October 1, 2022, provided he registers with the Board by December 31, 2021 2022.

HOUSE BILL NO. 598

Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 11, 2022
A BILL to amend and reenact § 54.1-2956.12 of the Code of Virginia, relating to registered surgical technologist; criteria for registration.
Patron-- Hayes

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 54.1-2956.12 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 54.1-2956.12. Registered surgical technologist; use of title; registration.

A. No person shall hold himself out to be a surgical technologist or use or assume the title of "surgical technologist" or "certified surgical technologist," or use the designation "C.S.T." or "S.T." or any variation thereof, unless such person is certified by the Board. 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.

B. The Board shall certify as a surgical technologist any applicant who presents satisfactory evidence that he (i) 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, (ii) has successfully completed a training program for surgical technology during the person's service as a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or (iii) has practiced as a surgical technologist or attended a surgical technologist training program at any time in the six months prior to July 1, 2021 October 1, 2022, provided he registers with the Board by December 31, 2021 2022.