(a) No person shall use or assume the title "registered surgical assistant" unless such person is registered with the board as a registered surgical assistant.
(b) The board shall register as a registered surgical assistant any applicant who presents satisfactory evidence that the applicant:
(1) Holds and maintains a current credential as a surgical assistant or surgical first assistant issued by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting, the National Surgical Assistant Association, or the National Commission for Certification of Surgical Assistants or their successors;
(2) Has successfully completed a surgical assistant training program during the applicant's service as a member of any branch of the armed forces of the United States; or
(3) Has practiced as a surgical assistant at any time in the six (6) months prior to July 1, 2017, provided the applicant registers with the board by December 31, 2019.
(c) The board shall have the authority to deny, restrict, condition, revoke, or otherwise discipline the registration of a surgical assistant for violation of this section, violation of any rules promulgated pursuant to this section, or any basis provided in § 63-6-214.
History Acts 2017, ch. 410, § 1.