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]
Amendments for surgical assistants consistent with a licensed profession
Action 5639 / Stage 9648
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 6/17/2022  9:53 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/16/2022    
pdf ORM Economic Review Form 11/22/2022    

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
DPB Review
Submitted on 6/17/2022
Review Completed: 7/5/2022
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.  Day 743
Governor's Review Not yet submitted
Virginia Registrar Not yet submitted
Comment Period

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Effective Date Not yet determined
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-
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Action 5639:
Amendments for surgical assistants consistent with a licensed profession
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (9122) Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
Proposed   (9324) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2022.
Final   (9648) Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
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