Health Professions Generally

ORS 676.875
Requirements for practice of surgical technology in health care facilities

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(1)

A health care facility may not allow a person to practice surgical technology at the health care facility unless the person:

(a)

(A) Provides the health care facility with documentation showing that the person has completed an educational program for surgical technologists accredited by a national accreditation organization approved by the Oregon Health Authority by rule; and

(B)

Holds and maintains a surgical technologist certification issued by a nationally accredited certifying organization for surgical technologists approved by the authority by rule;

(b)

(A) Provides the health care facility with documentation showing that the person has completed a training program for surgical technologists in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard of the United States or in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; and

(B)

Every two years completes 16 hours of continuing education approved by the authority; or

(c)

(A) Provides the health care facility with documentation showing that the person practiced surgical technology during at least two of the three years immediately preceding January 1, 2017:

(i)

In a health care facility in Oregon or in another state; or

(ii)

As an employee of an agency or institution of the federal government; and

(B)

Every two years completes 16 hours of continuing education approved by the authority.

(2)

Notwithstanding subsection (1)(a)(B) of this section, a health care facility may allow a person who does not hold a surgical technologist certification to perform surgical technology at the health care facility for 12 months after the person completes an educational program for surgical technologists accredited by a national accreditation organization approved by the authority by rule. [2015 c.373 §2]

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Jun. 26, 2021