2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Health Care
Article 43.2 - Surgical Assistants and Surgical Technologists
§ 12-43.2-102. Registration - penalty - renewal - database - fees - rules

CO Rev Stat ยง 12-43.2-102 (2016) What's This?

(1) On and after April 1, 2011:

(a) A person may not perform the duties of a surgical assistant or surgical technologist unless the person is registered by the director. Prior to registration, a person shall submit to a criminal history record check in the form and manner as described in section 12-43.2-105.5.

(b) A person who performs the duties of a surgical assistant or surgical technologist without being registered commits a class 2 misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501, C.R.S., for the first offense, and for a second or subsequent offense, the person commits a class 1 misdemeanor and shall be punished as provided in section 18-1.3-501, C.R.S.

(2) (a) Registrations made pursuant to this article are valid for the period of time established by the director. Each registrant shall renew his or her registration according to a schedule set by the director. If a registrant does not renew his or her registration according to the schedule, the registration expires. A person whose registration has expired shall not perform the duties of a surgical assistant or surgical technologist until he or she reinstates the registration. The director shall not reinstate the registration until the person submits to a criminal history record check in the form and manner as described in section 12-43.2-105.5.

(b) The director shall establish a process for renewal of registrations and reinstatement of expired registrations. A person renewing or reinstating a registration shall submit an application in the form and manner established by the director.

(3) (a) The director shall maintain a database of all registrants. The director shall charge a fee in the same manner as authorized in section 24-34-105, C.R.S., for registration in the database. The director shall transmit the fees to the state treasurer, who shall deposit them in the division of professions and occupations cash fund created in section 24-34-105, C.R.S. The director shall use the fees for the administration of this article.

(b) Each registrant shall provide for registration in the database the registrant's name; current address; educational and training qualifications; all current employers; employers within the previous five years; the jurisdictions other than Colorado in which the registrant is or has been licensed, certified, or registered, if applicable; whether the registrant is currently certified by a nationally accredited certifying organization and, if so, which one; and any civil, criminal, or administrative action relating to performing the duties of a surgical assistant or surgical technologist of which the registrant was the subject in this or any other jurisdiction. Registrants shall update such information in the database within thirty days after any change and give the director written notice of any civil, criminal, or administrative actions. When recording the information required by this section, each registrant shall indicate whether he or she has been convicted of or entered a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to any misdemeanor relating to drugs or alcohol or to any felony.

(c) Information in the database shall be open to the public.

(4) The director shall promulgate rules necessary and convenient for the administration of this article.

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