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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2/25/22  5:00 pm
Commenter: LaTanya Sykes

18VAC85-160-60 Renewal of licensure for a surgical assistant
I am a Licensed Surgical Assistant currently practicing in Portsmouth, VA and currently the Vice President of the Virginia Association of Surgical Assistants.  As Surgical Assistants I think it is an ethical practice to remain current in our profession. Therefore, I support all of the Board’s proposed recommendations for Surgical Assistant License renewal, particularly requiring the completion of 38 hours of continuing education that can be validated by the National Surgical Assistant Association. 
Thank you,
LaTanya Sykes, LSA, MSA, CSA



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