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]
Action Amendments for surgical assistants consistent with a licensed profession
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/1/2022
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2/21/22  8:55 am
Commenter: Christopher C. Cogswell LifeNet Health

18VAC85-160-60 Renewal of licensure for a Surgical Assistant

I am a Certified and Licensed Surgical Assistant currently practicing throughout Virginia with the Organ Procurement Organization, LifeNet Health. I emphatically support all of the Board's proposed recommendations for Surgical Assistant Licensure renewal, particularly requiring the completion of 38 continuing education that can be validated by the Nation Surgical Assistant Association. 

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