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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 85. Board of Medicine
Chapter 170. Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors

18VAC85-170-10. Definitions.

A. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the meanings ascribed to them in § 54.1-2900 of the Code of Virginia:


"Genetic counselor"

"Practice of genetic counseling"

B. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"ABGC" means the American Board of Genetic Counseling.

"ABMG" means the American Board of Medical Genetics.

"Active practice" means a minimum of 160 hours of professional practice as a genetic counselor within the 24-month period immediately preceding application for reinstatement or reactivation of licensure. The active practice of genetic counseling may include supervisory, administrative, educational, or consultative activities or responsibilities for the delivery of such services.

"Conscience clause" means the provision of § 54.1-2957.21 of the Code of Virginia.

"NSGC" means the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.19 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 19, eff. June 14, 2017.

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