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49 Pa. Code § 25.903. Application for genetic counselor license.

§ 25.903. Application for genetic counselor license.

 (a)  An applicant for a license to practice as a genetic counselor shall submit, on forms made available by the Board, a completed application for a license to practice as a genetic counselor, including the necessary supporting documents, and pay the application fee in §  25.231 (relating to schedule of fees).

 (b)  The Board may issue a license to practice as a genetic counselor to an applicant who demonstrates that the applicant:

   (1)  Is at least 21 years of age and of good moral character, as required under section 10.3(e)(1) and (2) of the act (63 P.S. §  271.10c(e)(1) and (2)).

   (2)  Has received a master’s degree or doctoral degree in human genetics or genetic counseling from an ABGC-accredited or ABMG-accredited educational program or has met the requirements for certification by the ABGC or the ABMG. Proof of the degree, if applicable, shall be sent directly from the applicant’s education program and include an official transcript.

   (3)  Has passed the examination for certification as a genetic counselor by the ABGC or the ABMG or has passed the examination for certification as a Ph.D. medical geneticist by the ABMG. Proof that the applicant has passed the examination shall be sent directly from the ABGC or the ABMG and may include proof of current certification.

   (4)  Has obtained professional liability insurance, or is exempt from the requirement to obtain professional liability insurance, as set forth in §  25.910 (relating to professional liability insurance coverage for genetic counselors).

 (c)  The Board may deny an application for licensure as a genetic counselor upon the grounds for disciplinary action in §  25.908 (relating to disciplinary action for applicants and genetic counselors).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  25.905 (relating to application for temporary provisional genetic counselor license).

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