SB 1239

86(R) - 2019
Senate Health & Human Services
Senate Health & Human Services

Companion Bill

HB 1748

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Nathan Johnson

Bill Caption

Relating to continuing education requirements for surgical technologists.

Fiscal Notes

According to the Legislative Budget Board, no fiscal impact to the state is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

SB 1239 would extend the continuing education requirements that currently apply to surgical technologists to non-certified surgical technologists (30 hours completed every two years). Also, a health care facility may restrict the abilities of a surgical technologist who does not complete the continuing education requirements. The continuing education requirements are the sole responsibility of the surgical technologists, and not their employers. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action remains neutral on SB 1239 because it does not affect our liberty principles.