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§ 14-5G-06. Committee membership

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: January 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Physicians (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5g. Genetic Counselors (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-5G-06
§ 14-5G-06. Committee membership
(a) The Committee consists of members appointed by the Board as follows:
(1) Three shall be individuals who practice genetic counseling and who:
(i) On or before December 31, 2023, are certified genetic counselors; and
(ii) On or after January 1, 2024, are licensed genetic counselors;
(2) Three shall be practicing licensed physicians; and
(3) One shall be a consumer member.
Qualifications for genetic counselor members
(b) Each genetic counselor member of the Committee must be:
(1) In good standing with the Board; and
(2) A resident of the State who has at least 1 year of active genetic counseling experience within the 5-year period immediately preceding the date of the appointment.
Qualifications for physician members
(c) The licensed physician members of the Committee must:
(1) Be in good standing with the Board; and
(2) Have experience working with genetic counselors.
Qualifications for consumer members
(d) The consumer member of the Committee:
(1) Must be a member of the general public;
(2) May not be or ever have been:
(i) A genetic counselor;
(ii) Any health care professional; or
(iii) In training to be a genetic counselor or other health professional; and
(3) May not:
(i) Participate or ever have participated in a commercial or professional field related to genetic counseling;
(ii) Have a household member who participates in a commercial or professional field related to genetic counseling; or
(iii) Have had within 2 years before appointment a financial interest in a person regulated by the Board.
(e)(1) The term of a member is 3 years.
(2) The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Committee on January 1, 2022.
(3) At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(4) A member may not serve more than two consecutive full terms.
(5) A member who is appointed after a term has begun serves only for the rest of the term and until a successor is appointed and qualifies.
(f) From among its members, the Committee shall elect a chair every 2 years.
(g) A quorum of the Committee consists of five members.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 603, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022; Acts 2021, c. 604, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-5G-06, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 14-5G-06
Current through legislation effective through June 1, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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