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Code of Virginia
Title 54.1. Professions and Occupations
Chapter 29. Medicine and Other Healing Arts
11/14/2019

§ 54.1-2956.13. Registered surgical assistant; use of title; registration.

A. No person shall use or assume the title "registered surgical assistant" unless such person is registered with the Board.

B. The Board shall register as a registered surgical assistant any applicant who presents satisfactory evidence that he (i) holds a current credential as a surgical assistant or surgical first assistant issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, the National Surgical Assistant Association, or the National Commission for Certification of Surgical Assistants or their successors, (ii) has successfully completed a surgical assistant training program during the person's service as a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States, or (iii) has practiced as a surgical assistant at any time in the six months prior to July 1, 2014, provided he registers with the Board by December 31, 2016.

C. For renewal of a registration, a surgical assistant who was registered based on a credential as a surgical assistant or surgical first assistant issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, the National Surgical Assistant Association, or the National Commission for the Certification of Surgical Assistants or their successors shall attest that the credential is current at the time of renewal.

2014, c. 531; 2016, c. 99; 2018, c. 374.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.