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Bill Detail: SB19-133

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Title Require License Practice Genetic Counseling
Status Governor Vetoed (05/31/2019)
Bill Subjects
House Sponsors J. Buckner (D)
D. Michaelson Jenet (D)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
J. Ginal (D)
House Committee Public Health Care and Human Services
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/05/2019
Description

The bill enacts the Genetic Counselor Licensure Act. On and
after June 1, 2020, a person cannot practice genetic counseling without
being licensed by the director of the division of professions and
occupations in the department of regulatory agencies. To be licensed, a
person must have been certified by a national body, except that the
director may issue a provisional license to a candidate for certification
pursuant to requirements established by rule.
The bill gives title protection to genetic counselors and standard

licensing, rule-making, and disciplinary powers to the director. Genetic
counselors must have insurance. The bill repeals the act on September 1,
2026, subject to sunset review. Genetic counselors are subject to the
mandatory disclosures of the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act
of 2010.

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