The Genetic Counseling Practice Act does not apply to:

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 38-3417

  • Genetic counseling: means the provision of services described in section 38-3415 . See Nebraska Statutes 38-3405
  • Genetic counseling intern: means a student enrolled in a genetic counseling program accredited by the national genetic counseling board. See Nebraska Statutes 38-3406
  • Genetic counselor: means an individual licensed under the Genetic Counseling Practice Act. See Nebraska Statutes 38-3407
  • State: when applied to different states of the United States shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories organized by Congress. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Supervision: means the overall responsibility to assess the work of a supervisee, including regular meetings and chart review by a qualified supervisor pursuant to an annual supervision contract signed by the qualified supervisor and the supervisee which is on file with both parties. See Nebraska Statutes 38-3414
  • United States: shall include territories, outlying possessions, and the District of Columbia. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801

(1) An individual licensed under the Uniform Credentialing Act to practice a profession other than genetic counseling when acting within the scope of his or her profession and doing work of a nature consistent with his or her training, except that such individual shall not hold himself or herself out to the public as a genetic counselor;

(2) An individual employed by the United States Government or an agency thereof to provide genetic counseling if he or she provides genetic counseling solely under the direction and control of the organization by which he or she is employed;

(3) A genetic counseling intern if genetic counseling performed by the genetic counseling intern is an integral part of the course of study and is performed under the direct supervision of a genetic counselor who is on duty and available in the assigned patient care area and if the genetic counseling intern is designated by the title genetic counseling intern; or

(4) An individual certified by the national genetic counseling board or the national medical genetics board to provide genetic counseling who permanently resides outside the state and is providing consulting services within the state for a period of two months or less.