C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.
- District 77
Certified surgical technologist; criteria for certification. Requires the Board of Medicine to certify as a surgical technologist any applicant who has practiced as a surgical technologist or attended a surgical technologist training program at any time prior to October 1, 2022, and registers with the Board by December 31, 2022. Under current law, an applicant who practiced as a surgical technologist at any time in the six months prior to July 1, 2021, and registered by December 31, 2021, is eligible for certification by the Board. The bill also provides that no person shall use the designation "C.S.T." or any variation thereof unless such person (i) is certified by the Board and (ii) has successfully completed an accredited surgical technologist training program and holds a current credential as a certified surgical technologist from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting or its successor.
Approved by Governor-Chapter 71 (effective 7/1/22)
Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 9, 2022
Impact statement from DPB (HB598ER)
Signed by President
Signed by Speaker
Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
Read third time
Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
Referred to Committee on Education and Health
Constitutional reading dispensed
VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)
Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
Read second time and engrossed
Read first time
Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N)
Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
Impact statement from DPB (HB598)
Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103959D
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