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 Code - grandfathering date
Action 4847
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.
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  [005192]
Associated Mandates Genetic counselors grandfathering date
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
7968 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/04/2017.
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.