Association of Surgical Technologists

Arkansas State Assembly

Association of Surgical Technologists
Association of Surgical Technologists

On March 6, 2017 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed Senate Bill 167 into Act 390...To create the Arkansas Surgical Technologists Act; And to establish the Registration of Surgical Technologists.  This was a huge accomplishment for ARSA.  Arkansas is proud to be one of only 16 states at this time, that has legislation on the state law books.  We wish to express our gratitude to our sponsors Senator David Sanders and Representative Kim Hammer as well as our Lobbyist Lucas Hargraves and Amanda Story and AST's own Cathy Sparkman.  Any current Surgical Technologist, certified or not, may register with the Arkansas State Medical Board by choosing one of the three notarized sections: education and certification; military; or work experience.  Please keep in mind that if you are registering by using the work experience section, this is a grandfathered area and this section will only be available until July 1, 2018.  After that date, only Certified Surgical Technologists will be allowed to register.  If you have any questions, please contact us.  Download and complete your registration packet from the Arkansas State Medical Board:

http://www.armedicalboard.org/Professionals/SurgicalTechnologist.aspx