Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors [18 VAC 85 ‑ 170]
Initial regulations for licensure
Action 4254
General Information
Action Summary Regulations necessary to ensure minimal competency for practice, continued competency for renewal of licensure, and standards of conduct for safe practice will adopted by the Board.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004172]
Associated Mandates Licensure of genetic counselors
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
7066 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/01/2015.
7475 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/21/2016.
7794 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/14/2017.
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.