Licensure of genetic counselors in florida

Effective July 1, 2021 the Florida Department of Health is accepting licensure applications from genetic counselors, and every genetic counselor who practices or sees patients in Florida is encouraged to apply for their license. Rulemaking is ongoing, and FLAGC will notify members of additional details in the coming months. Please contact FLAGC at FLAGC@FloridaGenetics.org with questions.

Up-to-date information and a link to the online application can be found at http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/genetic-counseling/

Along with requiring a license to practice genetic counseling in Florida, the bill provides title protection for "genetic counselor," which means only individuals holding a license as a genetic counselor can use the title. If you are aware of a Florida healthcare provider (e.g., a physician or nurse practitioner) using the title of "genetic counselor," please notify the Florida Department  of Health using the form here: https://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/enforcement/_documents/complaint-form-2015.pdf

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