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Allied Health Care Providers

Allied health care providers and support personnel contribute to optimal patient care processes in a variety of ways. Concern for public safety mandates that the perioperative RN examine and understand the roles and responsibilities for appropriate delegation to and supervision of these individuals and the delegated nursing tasks they perform.

Allied Health

Allied health care providers demonstrate competency through demonstration, testing, and participation of credentialing systems approved for their discipline. A range of functions specific to any allied health care provider or support person may be identified through job description, hospital policy and procedure, or state law or regulation.

Resources

AORN Position Statement on Allied Health Care Providers and Support Personnel in the Perioperative Practice Setting 

AORN Position Statement on Orientation of the Registered Nurse and Certified Surgical Technologist to the Perioperative Setting 

AORN Principles to be used in Evaluating Allied Health Legislative Initiatives 

AORN Glossary of Terms for Principles to be used in Evaluating Allied Health Legislative Initiatives 

Surgical Technologists

State Registration and Certification Requirements 

RN Supervision of Surgical Technologists in Hospitals 

RN Supervision of Surgical Technologists in ASCs 

AORN Model Bill on Surgical Technologists (with explanation notes)

AORN Model Bill on Surgical Technologists (without explanation notes)

FAQs related to the Model Bill 

Central Service Professionals

IAHSCMM Overview of State Laws 

AORN Letter of Support for New York Sterile Processing Bill June 26, 2012

IAHSCMM Letter to AORN December 12, 2008

CBSPD Letter to AORN December 13, 2008 

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