Licensure of genetic counselors in florida


Florida GC Licenses expired December 31, 2023 if they were not renewed. Visit www.FLHealthSource.gov to view your license status and apply for renewal. The next renewal will be December 31, 2025.

The Division of Medical Quality Assurance no longer prints and mails licenses. They now issue electronic licenses, which enables a licensee to download a PDF copy of their license within two business days. The license can be retrieved in the License Documents menu of their MQA Online Services Portal account. To learn more, you can visit the electronic licensing webpage at https://flhealthsource.gov/electronic-licensing/.

Thank you to those of you who attended the licensure renewal informational webinar on October 9, 2023. According to communication with the Florida Department of Health (DoH), some information provided during the webinar was inaccurate. Specifically, to provide proof of current active certification, a copy of your certificate must be uploaded to CE Broker. During the webinar, you were told to request ABGC send verification of certification to the state directly. This is incorrect and will result in notification from DoH that your application is incomplete. Corrected slides may be found here along with a summary of the renewal process. Please email laura.barton@moffitt.org or FLAGC@floridagenetics.org with questions.

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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