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S.B. 109






Sponsor: Paula F. Julander

             6      This act modifies the Genetic Counselors Licensing Act. The act amends the qualifications
             7      for licensure by permitting a degree equivalent to a masters or doctorate degree as
             8      determined by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
             9      This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
             10      AMENDS:
             11          58-75-302, as enacted by Chapter 100, Laws of Utah 2001
             12      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             13          Section 1. Section 58-75-302 is amended to read:
             14           58-75-302. Qualifications for licensure -- Temporary license.
             15          (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), each applicant for licensure as a genetic
             16      counselor under this chapter shall:
             17          (a) submit an application in a form prescribed by the division;
             18          (b) pay a fee determined by the department under Section 63-38-3.2 ;
             19          (c) be of good moral character;
             20          (d) provide satisfactory documentation of having earned:
             21          (i) a Master's degree from a genetic counseling training program that is accredited by the
             22      American Board of Genetic Counseling or an equivalent as determined by the division; or
             23          (ii) a Doctoral degree from a medical genetics training program that is accredited by the
             24      American Board of Medical Genetics or an equivalent as determined by the division; and
             25          (e) meet the examination requirement for certification as:
             26          (i) a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American
             27      Board of Medical Genetics; or

             28          (ii) a medical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics.
             29          (2) The division may issue a temporary license, in accordance with Section 58-1-303 and
             30      any other conditions established by rule, to an applicant who meets all of the requirements for
             31      licensure except the examination requirement of Subsection (1)(e).

Legislative Review Note
    as of 12-27-01 3:42 PM

A limited legal review of this legislation raises no obvious constitutional or statutory concerns.

Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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