Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors [18 VAC 85 ‑ 170]
Temporary licensure
Action 5066
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed regulatory action is to clarify that if a person fails the licensure examination for genetic counseling, his active candidate status is terminated and he is no longer eligible for a temporary license. However, if an applicant passes the examination, he may continue to practice with his temporary license until his permanent license has been issued.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005422]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
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
8308 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/10/2019.
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.