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Sunset Surgical Assistants Surgical Technicians

Concerning the continuation of the surgical assistant and surgical technologist registration program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2016 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The act requires each applicant for surgical technician or surgical assistant registration to submit to a criminal history record check. An employer shall forward any confirmed positive drug tests for controlled substances to the director of the division of professions and occupations in the department of regulatory agencies (director).

The automatic termination date of the requirement that surgical technicians and surgical assistants register with the director is extended until September 1, 2021, pursuant to the provisions of the sunset law.

$114,188 is appropriated from the Colorado bureau of investigation identification unit fund to the department of public safety and $32,342 from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to the department of regulatory agencies for implementation of the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details