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S.B. 109 Enrolled
This act modifies the Genetic Counselors Licensing Act. The act amends the qualifications
for licensure by permitting a degree equivalent to a masters or doctoral degree as determined
by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
58-75-302, as enacted by Chapter 100, Laws of Utah 2001
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 58-75-302 is amended to read:
58-75-302. Qualifications for licensure -- Temporary license.
(1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), each applicant for licensure as a genetic
counselor under this chapter shall:
(a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
(b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63-38-3.2 ;
(c) be of good moral character;
(d) provide satisfactory documentation of having earned:
(i) a master's degree from a genetic counseling training program that is accredited by the
American Board of Genetic Counseling or an equivalent as determined by the division; or
(ii) a doctoral degree from a medical genetics training program that is accredited by the
American Board of Medical Genetics or an equivalent as determined by the division; and
(e) meet the examination requirement for certification as:
(i) a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American
Board of Medical Genetics; or
(ii) a medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics.
(2) The division may issue a temporary license, in accordance with Section 58-1-303 and
any other conditions established by rule, to an applicant who meets all of the requirements for
licensure except the examination requirement of Subsection (1)(e).
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