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Surgical Technologist Apprenticeship Bill Advances

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Approved by the House, the legislation would lower barriers to surgical technologist certification to address shortages around the state.

Legislature Appears Set to Require Certification for Scrub Techs

A group of surgical technologists, or scrub techs, pushed House Bill 2876 to require standards for their profession and close a potential gap in patient safety. They’ve been after education and certification requirements for at least 15 years, and now a law is likely to take effect next year.

It’s been a long time coming, but legislation looks promising that will require Oregon hospitals and clinics to use only certified “scrub techs” or surgical technologists.

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