Colorado Office of Surgical Assistant & Surgical Technologist Registration

Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist HOME


All Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) Offices at 1560 Broadway, Denver CO are closed to the public indefinitely effective 2pm on March 23rd, 2020. However, DPO staff is still working hard to help all customers remotely. Please contact the Division at for assistance.

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

Program Members

Zen Mayhugh, Program Director

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - October 2, 2020

The Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration will hold 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).

  • Friday, October 2, 2020, at 4:00 P.M. (MDT)
  • Copies of the Notice, SB20-102, and the Draft Rules are available for download


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).

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. (MDT)
  • Click here to listen/watch the webinar recording of this meeting.
  • Copies of Senate Bill 20-102, proposed draft rules, and model disclosure statements are available for download
Legislative Updates
Meeting Minutes

There are currently no Meeting Minutes


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