Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors [18 VAC 85 ‑ 170]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Conforming to 2021 legislation - repeal of conscience clause
Action 5764
General Information
Action Summary Amendments in regulations for the practice of genetic counselors will delete subsection B of section 150 relating to implementation of the conscience clause, which was repealed by the 2021 General Assembly in SB1178.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [6846]
Associated Mandates Deletion of conscience clause
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9315 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/01/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.