Representative Soper, bill co-sponsor, introduced SB21-092. The bill continues the regulation of surgical assistants and surgical technologists in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) for seven years, until September 1, 2028. The bill also makes the following changes to the regulatory program:
- requires a surgical assistant or surgical technologist facing disciplinary action to wait two years before reapplying;
- permits DORA to issues letters of admonition and confidential letters of concern;
- expands the grounds for discipline; and
- permits DORA to enter into confidential agreements with surgical assistants or surgical technologists to limit practice based on an illness or other health condition that affects the ability to safely practice.
Public testimony submitted on behalf of SB21-092 can be found in Attachment B.