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§ 14-5G-09. License qualifications

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-09
§ 14-5G-09. License qualifications
In general
(a) To qualify for a license to practice genetic counseling, an applicant shall be an individual who meets the requirements of this section.
Moral character
(b) The applicant must be of good moral character.
Age
(c) The applicant must be at least 18 years old.
Educational requirements
(d) The applicant must be a graduate of an appropriate education program approved by the Board.
Certification by a national certifying organization
(e) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this section, the applicant shall submit to the Board satisfactory evidence of certification by a national certifying organization approved by the Board.
Requirements if not certificated by national certifying organization
(f) If an applicant does not meet the requirement under subsection (e) of this section, the applicant may qualify for licensure if the applicant:
(1) Has worked as a genetic counselor for:
(i) At least 10 years before January 1, 2024; and
(ii) At least 5 consecutive years immediately preceding the date on which the applicant submits the application for licensure;
(2) Has graduated from an education program approved by the Board;
(3) Submits to the Board three letters of recommendation from licensed physicians who have been licensed for at least 5 years or certified genetic counselors eligible for licensure and who:
(i) Have worked with the applicant in an employment or professional setting for 3 years before the applicant submits the application for licensure; and
(ii) Can attest to the applicant's competency in providing genetic counseling services; and
(4) Applies for initial licensure on or before December 31, 2024.
Criminal history records check
(g) The applicant shall complete a criminal history records check in accordance with § 14-308.1 of this title.
Additional education, training, or examination requirements
(h) The applicant shall meet any additional education, training, or examination requirements established by the Board.

Credits

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-09, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 14-5G-09
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 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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