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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Surgical Assistants and Registration of Surgical Technologists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 160]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Implementation of HB598 for certification of surgical technologists
Action 6011 / Stage 9709
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 10/4/2022  3:43 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/8/2022    
pdf ORM Economic Impact Document 9/1/2022   (modified 9/8/2022)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 9/8/2022    

Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/8/2022
Review Completed: 9/8/2022
Result: Certified
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/14/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Will be published on 10/10/2022   Volume: 39  Issue: 4
Comment Period No comment period held for this exempt action/stage.
Effective Date 11/9/2022
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 6011:
Implementation of HB598 for certification of surgical technologists
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Stage Type Status
Final   (9709) Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/10/2022).
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