Visit "Where can I get vaccinated" or call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926) for vaccine information.

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 - 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 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
Meeting Minutes

There are currently no Meeting Minutes


Open Embed