Bill Status of SB2653  103rd General Assembly


Senate Sponsors
Sen. Ram Villivalam, Javier L. Cervantes, Christopher Belt, Laura M. Murphy, Cristina Castro, Adriane Johnson, Mary Edly-Allen, Karina Villa, Mike Porfirio and Jil Tracy

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/19/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Operating Room Patient Safety Act. Provides that each surgical technologist hired or contracted by a health care facility on or after January 1, 2026 shall meet specified educational, certification, or experiential requirements. Provides that nothing in the Act prohibits an individual from performing surgical technology services if the individual is acting within the scope of the individual's license or registration or is a student or intern under the direct supervision of a licensed health care provider. Provides that a health care facility may employ or otherwise contract with an individual to perform surgical technology services and functions who does not meet those requirements if the health care facility makes a diligent and thorough effort and, after such an effort is completed, the facility is unable to employ or contract with a sufficient number of qualified surgical technologists who satisfy the requirements of the Act. Provides that the health care facility shall maintain documentation of its efforts.

DateChamber Action
  1/10/2024SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Doris Turner
  1/10/2024SenateFirst Reading
  1/10/2024SenateReferred to Assignments
  1/24/2024SenateAssigned to Licensed Activities
  2/21/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Javier L. Cervantes
  2/21/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ram Villivalam
  3/12/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Christopher Belt
  3/14/2024SenatePostponed - Licensed Activities
  3/15/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 5, 2024
  3/22/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Laura M. Murphy
  4/5/2024SenateRule 2-10 Committee Deadline Established As April 19, 2024
  4/10/2024SenateChief Sponsor Changed to Sen. Ram Villivalam
  4/12/2024SenateRule 2-10 Third Reading Deadline Established As May 3, 2024
  4/18/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Cristina Castro
  4/18/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Adriane Johnson
  4/18/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mary Edly-Allen
  4/19/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Karina Villa
  4/19/2024SenateRule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments
  4/24/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mike Porfirio
  4/26/2024SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jil Tracy