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Colorado Office of Surgical Assistant & Surgical Technologist Registration
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Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist HOME

Welcome to the Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Homepage

The Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration regulates individuals that perform the duties of a surgical assistant or surgical technologist. Program activities include registering individuals who will be performing these job duties in the State of Colorado, investigating complaints against Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technologists (including those practicing without a registration), and enforcing disciplinary actions against violators of the statute and/or program rules.

The Office is a director model program and has no Board. The Director of the Division of Professions and Occupations, or his or her designee, has the authority to make decisions for the program.

Program Information

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - August 16, 2021

The Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considers multiple revisions to the Program's rule to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-092 (Concerning the continuation of the regulation of persons who assist surgeons, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations contained in the 2020 sunset report by the Department of Regulatory Agencies).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - March 19, 2021

The Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.8. These revisions are required by the Office of Legislative Legal Services (OLLS), to correct language in the rule that conflicts with portions of the statute in the Colorado Senate Bill (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct). 

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 2, 2020

The Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration held a Virtual Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Director to consider adopting new Rules 1.8 and Appendix B to implement Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures Regarding Sexual Misconduct).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - August 25, 2020

The Office of Athletic Trainer Licensure, Office of Massage Therapy Licensure, Office of Direct-Entry Midwifery Registration, and Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration held a VIRTUAL Joint Stakeholder Meeting to receive feedback on the implementation of Senate Bill 20-102 (Patient Disclosures regarding Sexual Offenses).

Legislative Updates
Program Information

Zen Mayhugh, Program Director

Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-2821  |  Email: dora_surgassist_surgtech@state.co.us

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