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Regulations Governing the Registration of Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technologists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 160]
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Chapter Information
Description To implement Chapter 531 of the 2014 Acts of the Assembly, Chapter 160 sets forth regulations for registration of surgical assistants and surgical technologists.
State Authority ,54.1-2400 54.1-2956.12 and and 54.1-2956.13
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To establish qualifications for registration
2. To establish fees as necessary to process applications and renewal of registration

Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Renewal fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/27/2017.
Initial regulations for registration Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/13/2015.