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WAC 246-939-050

Are there tasks a surgical technologist is not allowed to do?

Tasks that shall not be performed by a surgical technologist include:
(1) Activities that constitute the practice of medicine under the Medical Practice Act in RCW 18.71.011 including: Prescribing or administering; penetrating or severing tissue, including, but not limited to, suturing and cutting/incisions, regardless of instrumentality.
(2) Dispensing medications, as defined in RCW 18.64.011 and 69.41.010.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.215 RCW and RCW 18.130.050. WSR 00-23-119, ยง 246-939-050, filed 11/22/00, effective 12/23/00.]
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