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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Medicine
chapter
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
 
General Information
Action Summary Legislation passed by the 2020 General Assembly changed regulation of surgical assistants from registration to licensure, and amendments that conformed to the statute were enacted. Additional amendments are necessary to provide for consistency with other licensed allied professions regulated by the Board of Medicine in the fee structure, continuing competency, inactive licensure, and standards of practice. Additionally, the Board intends to amend regulations for renewal of registration for surgical technologists.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Associated Mandates Licensure of surgical assistants
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9122 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: william.harp@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.