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

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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

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - August 12, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all Healthcare Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new and/or revised rules to implement Colorado House Bill 22-1284 (Concerning updates to state surprise billing laws to facilitate the implementation of surprise billing protections, and, in connection therewith, aligning state law with the federal "No Surprises Act").

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 29, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-034 (Protecting Colorado’s Workforce and Expanding Licensing Opportunities).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 22, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' held a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all healthcare Boards and Programs that allowed stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado).

 

Joint Stakeholder Meeting - July 22, 2022

The Division of Professions and Occupations' will hold a Joint Stakeholder Meeting for all healthcare Boards and Programs to allow stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback, and help develop new rules to implement the directives of Executive Order D-2022-032 (Directing State Agencies to Protect Access to Reproductive Health Care in Colorado).

Friday, July 22, 2022, at 2:30 P.M. (MDT) Webinar Link  Notice and EO D-2022-032 Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - August 16, 2021

The Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration held a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on August 16, 2021, that allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Director considered multiple revisions to the Program’s rules 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). 

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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