(225 ILCS 130/45)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2024)
    Sec. 45. Registration requirements; surgical assistant. A person shall qualify for registration as a surgical assistant if he or she has applied in writing on the prescribed form, has paid the required fees, and meets all of the following requirements:
        (1) Is at least 21 years of age.
        (2) Has not violated a provision of Section 75 of
    
this Act. In addition the Department may take into consideration any felony conviction of the applicant, but a conviction shall not operate as an absolute bar to registration unless otherwise provided by law.
        (3) Has completed a medical education program
    
approved by the Department or has graduated from a United States Military Program that emphasizes surgical assisting.
        (4) Has successfully completed a national certifying
    
examination approved by the Department.
        (5) Is currently certified by the National Commission
    
for the Certification of Surgical Assistants as a Certified Surgical Assistant, the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting as a Certified Surgical First Assistant, or the American Board of Surgical Assistants as a Surgical Assistant-Certified.
(Source: P.A. 100-1123, eff. 11-27-18.)