Office of Surgical Assistant & Surgical Technologist Registration: News

 

 

Revised Rule Effective May 30, 2021

A revised rule for the Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration went into effect on May 30, 2021. The revisions to Rule 1.8, corrected language in the rule that conflicted with portions of section 12-30-115, C.R.S., in Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

To view the details of this rulemaking project and track all rule changes, see Tracking Number 2021-00114. The Office encourages all licensees and stakeholders to read the revised and published Rule 1.8. Please direct any questions to dora_surgassist_surgtech@state.co.us.  

 

 

 

New Rule Effective December 15, 2020

The new rule for the Office of Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Registration went into effect on December 15, 2020. The adopted new rule implements Colorado Senate Bill 20-102 (concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

To view the details of this rulemaking project and track all rule revisions, follow Tracking Number 2020-00661. The Office encourages all registrants and stakeholders to read the final, published New Rule. Please direct any questions to dora_surgassist_surgtech@state.co.us.

 

 

 

COVID Emergency Rules Updated

 

 

New Surprise/Balance Billing Disclosure Form

As part of the implementation of House Bill 19-1174 Out-of-network Surprise Billing, the Division of Professions and Occupations is providing a sample disclosure form that meets the requirements of the bill and associated Rules adopted by the Division's Director.

Disclosure form

 

 

Sunset Review Underway

The Colorado Office of Policy, Research, and Regulatory Reform is conducting a sunset review of the Office of Surgical Assistant &, Surgical Technologist Registration. Analysis in a sunset review is performed to determine whether the regulatory program is necessary and should be continued, modified or eliminated. This review will produce a report with recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly and result in subsequent legislation based on the recommendations in the report. Your input is an important component of a successful sunset review. If you would like to submit comments online, please visit COPRRR's website at http://www.dora.state.co.us/pls/real/OPR_Review_Comments.Main