HB18-1114 - Require License Practice Genetic Counseling

Postponed Indefinitely
Concerning the regulation of genetic counselors, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

The bill enacts the 'Genetic Counselor Licensure Act'. On and after June 1, 2019, 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 graduated with an appropriate genetic counseling degree and 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 unless the director, by rule, finds that insurance is not reasonably available. The bill repeals the act on September 1, 2025. Genetic counselors are subject to the mandatory disclosures of the 'Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010'.

$22,677 is appropriated to the department of regulatory agencies from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to implement the act.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Latest update: April 24, 2018
04/24/2018 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely
04/12/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs
04/12/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/09/2018 - House Third Reading Laid Over to 04/12/2018 - No Amendments
04/06/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/06/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/14/2018 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/08/2018 - House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Amended to Finance
01/19/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment