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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Surgical Assistants and Registration of Surgical Technologists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 160]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Licensure of surgical assistants
General Information
Action Summary Amendments to 18VAC85-160 are adopted to conform to changes in the Code of Virginia in Chapter 1222 of the 2020 Acts of the Assembly. The legislation changed the regulatory status of surgical assistants from registration to licensure; surgical technologists continue to be registered by the Board.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: ยง 2.2- 4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [006112]
Associated Mandates Licensure of surgical assistants
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9039 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/14/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.