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The 2022 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 483
HEALTH TESTING SERVICES
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F.S. 483.914
483.914 Licensure requirements.
(1) Any person desiring to be licensed as a genetic counselor under this part must apply to the department on a form approved by department rule.
(2) The department shall issue a license, valid for 2 years, to each applicant who:
(a) Has completed an application.
(b) Is of good moral character.
(c) Provides satisfactory documentation of having earned:
1. A master’s degree from a genetic counseling training program or its equivalent as determined by the Accreditation Council of Genetic Counseling or its successor or an equivalent entity; or
2. A doctoral degree from a medical genetics training program accredited by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics or the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.
(d) Has passed the examination for certification as:
1. A genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc., the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, or the Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors; or
2. A medical or clinical geneticist by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics or the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.
(3) The department may issue a temporary license for up to 2 years to an applicant who meets all requirements for licensure except for the certification examination requirement imposed under paragraph (2)(d) and is eligible to sit for that certification examination.
History.s. 1, ch. 2021-133.