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Bill aims to create standards for surgical technologists
Sacramento Business Journal

A California lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday to establish minimum education and certification standards for surgical technologists.

While many hospitals, surgery centers and other facilities prefer applicants who are certified by a recognized professional association, there are no minimum rules enforced in California.

Assembly Bill 2062 by Democratic Senator Roger Hernandez from West Covina would prohibit a health facility from employing a surgical technologist or contracting with an individual to practice surgical technology at the facility unless the individual has specified training and certification — or has practiced at a health facility at any time since Jan. 1, 2013.

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