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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors [18 VAC 85 ‑ 170]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Conforming to Code - grandfathering date
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 422 of the 2017 Acts of the Assembly specified: The Board shall waive the requirements of a master's degree and American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics certification for license applicants who (i) apply for licensure before July 1, 2016 December 31, 2018, or within 90 days of the effective date of the regulations promulgated by the Board pursuant to subsection A, whichever is later; Accordingly, section 60 of 18VAC85-170 is amended to conform the “grandfathering” date to the language in the legislation, which becomes effective July 1, 2017.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [005192]
Associated Mandates Genetic counselors grandfathering date
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7968 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/4/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.