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Please Note – On July 4, 2017 – AST will be closed in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen at 8 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

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  • Inquiries Regarding State Laws

    AST offers the country’s preeminent resources about state laws impacting surgical technologists and surgical assistants. If you are a member, sign into your account to view the Map of State Laws.

  • State Laws Inquiries

    For immediate information, members may visit the AST Map of State Laws

    Members who are seeking additional information about state laws, as well as the public, such as OR Managers and Human Resources staff, may send their questions to governmentaffairs [at]  Please include:

    1. Your name and/or AST member number;

    2. Title or role (i.e. OR manager, HR, surgical technologist, surgical assistant);

    3. State for which you have questions; and 

    4. Your question.

    If you are interested in commencing a legislative initiative, please contact Catherine Sparkman, AST, Director of Government and Public Affairs at