The Genetic Counseling Practice Act shall not be construed to require any genetic counselor to counsel or refer for abortion, and licensing of a genetic counselor shall not be contingent upon his or her participation in counseling or referral with respect to abortion. The refusal of a genetic counselor to participate in counseling or referral with respect to abortion shall not form the basis for any claim of damages on account of the refusal or for any disciplinary or recriminatory action against the genetic counselor if the genetic counselor informs the patient that the genetic counselor will not participate in counseling or referral with respect to abortion and offers to direct the patient to the online directory of licensed genetic counselors maintained by the department.

Terms Used In Nebraska Statutes 38-3424

  • Action: shall include any proceeding in any court of this state. See Nebraska Statutes 49-801
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Genetic counseling: means the provision of services described in section 38-3415 . See Nebraska Statutes 38-3405
  • Genetic counselor: means an individual licensed under the Genetic Counseling Practice Act. See Nebraska Statutes 38-3407