(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.
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 483.914
- Department: means the Department of Health. See Florida Statutes 483.913
- Genetic counselor: means a person licensed under this part to practice genetic counseling. See Florida Statutes 483.913
- person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
(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.