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49 Pa. Code § 25.902. Definitions.

§ 25.902. Definitions.

 The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

   ABGC—The American Board of Genetic Counseling or an equivalent successor.

   ABMG—The American Board of Medical Genetics or an equivalent successor.

   Active candidate status—The designation awarded to an individual who has received approval from the ABGC or the ABMG to sit for his respective certification examination.

   Genetic counseling—The provision of services to individuals, couples, families and organizations by one or more appropriately trained individuals to address the physical and psychological issues associated with the occurrence or risk of occurrence of a genetic disorder, birth defect, or genetically influenced condition or disease in an individual or a family.

   Genetic counselor—An individual who is licensed to practice genetic counseling by the Board or the State Board of Medicine.

   Graduate genetic counselor—An individual who has been issued a temporary provisional genetic counselor license by the Board under §  25.905 (relating to application for temporary provisional genetic counselor license) to practice under the supervision of a physician or a genetic counselor.

   Hour of continuing education—At least 50 minutes of instruction, including relevant question and answer sessions, in an approved course of continuing education or an equivalent time that an online or correspondence course would be presented live.

   NSGC—The National Society of Genetic Counselors or an equivalent successor.

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