(a) No person may practice genetic counseling unless licensed or permitted pursuant to § 20-195rr or 20-195ss.

(b) No person may use the title “genetic counselor”, “licensed genetic counselor”, “gene counselor”, “genetic consultant”, “genetic associate”, or the designation “LGC” or make use of any title, words, letters, abbreviations or insignia that may reasonably be confused with licensure as a genetic counselor unless such person is licensed pursuant to § 20-195rr or has been issued a temporary permit pursuant to § 20-195ss.

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person who (1) is licensed under chapter 370, (2) is an advanced practice registered nurse licensed under chapter 378, (3) is a nurse-midwife licensed under chapter 377, (4) provides genetic counseling while acting within the scope of practice of the person’s license and training, provided the person does not hold himself or herself out to the public as a genetic counselor, (5) is employed by the federal government to provide genetic counseling while in the discharge of the person’s official duties, or (6) is a student enrolled in (A) a genetic counseling educational program, (B) a medical genetics educational program accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling, or any successor of said board, or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, or (C) a graduate nursing or medical education program in genetics, and genetic counseling is an integral part of the student’s course of study and such student is performing such counseling under the direct supervision of a licensed genetic counselor or physician.