HB 2619

  • Oregon House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 11, 2021
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Relating to genetic counselors; prescribing an effective date.


Authorizes Health Licensing Office to issue license to practice genetic counseling to qualified applicant. Defines "genetic counseling." Prohibits unlicensed use of "licensed genetic counselor" title and practice of genetic counseling. Provides exemptions to prohibition. Allows office to impose discipline for certain violations. Requires licensed genetic counselor to refer patient as necessary to appropriate licensed health care practitioner for diagnosis and treatment. Requires licensed genetic counselor to practice genetic counseling in culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Directs office to provide administrative and regulatory oversight to genetic counseling program. Imposes civil penalty for violation of licensure requirements. Becomes operative January 1, 2022. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.

Bill Sponsors (6)


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Mar 04, 2021


Work Session scheduled.

Feb 04, 2021


Public Hearing held.

Jan 20, 2021


Referred to Health Care.

Jan 11, 2021


First reading. Referred to Speaker's desk.

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