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Regulations Governing the Licensure of Surgical Assistants and Registration of Surgical Technologists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 160]
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On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, this regulation is undergoing a periodic review.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018). http://TownHall.Virginia.Gov/EO-14.pdf.

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

In order for you to receive a response to your comment, your contact information (preferably an email address or, alternatively, a U.S. mailing address) must accompany your comment. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

CLOSED     Opened on 7/18/2022 and Ended on 8/17/2022

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 Comment Title  Commenter
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1 to include NCCT Margarett Knight, Chester Career College  8/17/22  5:38 pm
Please Amend 18VAC85-160-51 B.1 to Include NCCT's Surgical Technologist Certification Dana Van Laeys, Vice President, Education Development, NCCT  8/17/22  4:05 pm
18VACB85-160-51 B.1 to include NCCT Shane Stanford VASA  8/17/22  9:20 am
Get NCCT Amended Niasha Taylor, CST  8/17/22  7:44 am
Request for amendment of 18VAC85-160 Jami Starling, MSN, RN - OR Nurse Manager VCUHealth  8/16/22  10:17 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Richard Wetzler, General Counsel for NCCT  8/16/22  4:09 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Sandra L. Kerrick  8/16/22  3:57 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Kathy Philo  8/16/22  3:47 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Patricia Goodson ST Instructor  8/16/22  3:34 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Erica Dorliae  8/16/22  2:05 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT D. Johnson  8/16/22  1:38 pm
Amend Dj  8/16/22  11:43 am
Current Regulations Hinders Hospitals and Hurts Students Dr. Joel A. English, Centura College  8/16/22  9:45 am
NCT Jean Christy, HCA Retreat Operating Room  8/15/22  5:40 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Debbie Harris, Chester Career College  8/15/22  3:41 pm
Ammend to accept both NCCT and NBSTSA certification Mary Walton / VCU Health  8/15/22  3:15 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-85-160-51 B.1 TO INCLUDE NCCT Breanna Jarczynski  8/15/22  2:28 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT CST/SA Wendi Straub  8/15/22  2:23 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Chris Skagen, Oregon Ambulatory Surgery Center Association  8/15/22  2:21 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Mykell foster cst  8/15/22  2:01 pm
Amend to allow other National Certifications Anonymous (127238)  8/15/22  1:32 pm
Please expand certification requirements to allow NCCT Darrell Powell  8/15/22  12:48 pm
NCCT Certification sheena mckenzie  8/15/22  7:10 am
Amend to include NCCT Anonymous (127223)  8/15/22  1:16 am
Amend this regulation to include NCCT Tabitha R. Cole, CST  8/14/22  7:09 pm
Support for Specialty Certification Association of periOperative Registered Nurses  8/13/22  2:10 pm
CST CERTIFICATION LOU ALEXANDER, RN STM  8/12/22  10:32 am
NCCT Gary Dean Trout, CST, M. Ed  8/11/22  3:18 pm
Amend this regulation! Ashley Slaugter  8/10/22  1:05 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Greg Dudley  8/9/22  10:13 pm
Access increased with flexible credentials for surgical technologists W. Paul Murphy, MD  8/8/22  7:13 am
Please amend this regulation Ron Passmore  8/7/22  9:10 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Joseph laird  8/7/22  8:38 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. NCCT Zandy Mazariegos  8/5/22  5:23 pm
18VAC85-160-51 B.1 Elias Garcia  8/5/22  9:28 am
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Nathan wells  8/4/22  4:55 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Anonymous (127121)  8/4/22  8:59 am
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT James  8/4/22  6:23 am
Tech in surgery Karen D. Richards  8/3/22  10:25 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Anonymous (127018)  8/3/22  9:26 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Jessica  8/3/22  9:03 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Dan edwards  8/3/22  9:01 pm
NCCT license in Virginia Tabitha K. Brown  8/3/22  7:02 pm
CST NCCT Wendi Straub  8/3/22  6:28 pm
18VAC85-160-51 B.1. To include NCCT Frank Magnes  8/3/22  6:28 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Victoria L. Vastine, MD, FACS  8/3/22  3:31 pm
re it asks for Comment Subject/Title AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Anonymous (124828)  8/3/22  2:32 pm
CST NBSTA Sean Jones  8/3/22  2:26 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT   shameka ingram  8/3/22  2:16 pm
Amend 18VAC85-160-51 B.1 to include NCCT Kimmy Hamner TS-C  8/3/22  2:08 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Anonymous (124816)  8/3/22  1:49 pm
NCCT TS-C should be allowed!! Megan Ludwig  8/1/22  1:01 pm
AMEND 18VAC85-160-51 B.1. to include NCCT Colleen Leard, TS-C  8/1/22  6:24 am
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