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Circulating nurse required
Public Health (PBH) CHAPTER 45, ARTICLE 28
§ 2805-s. Circulating nurse required. A registered nurse, qualified by
training and experience in operating room nursing, shall be present as a
circulating nurse in any and each separate operating room where surgery
is being performed for the duration of the operative procedure. Nothing
in this section precludes a circulating nurse from leaving the operating
room as part of the operative procedure, leaving the operating room for
short periods; or, in accordance with employee rules or regulations,
being relieved during an operative procedure by another circulating
nurse assigned to continue the operative procedure.