§ 4778.01 Definitions
§ 4778.02 License required
§ 4778.03 Application for license
§ 4778.04 Criminal records check
§ 4778.05 Issuance, expiration, and renewal of license
§ 4778.06 Application for renewal
§ 4778.07 Suspension
§ 4778.071 Prerequisites for resumption of practice
§ 4778.08 Supervised practice license
§ 4778.09 Special activity license
§ 4778.10 Duplicate license
§ 4778.11 Authorized activities for licensees
§ 4778.12 Adoption of rules
§ 4778.14 Revocation or denial of license
§ 4778.141 Violation by genetic counselors; civil penalties
§ 4778.15 Notice of default under child support orders
§ 4778.16 Mentally incompetent licensees
§ 4778.17 Reporting impairment; liability
§ 4778.18 Investigations by state medical board
§ 4778.19 Notice of criminal prosecution
§ 4778.20 Enforcement
§ 4778.21 Practice without a license
§ 4778.22 Disposition of funds
§ 4778.24 Liability of board members, employees and agents
§ 4778.25 Compliance with law regarding sanctions for human trafficking
§ 4778.30 Telehealth services
§ 4778.99 Penalties

Terms Used In Ohio Code > Chapter 4778 - Genetic Counselors

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • American board of genetic counseling: means the organization known by that name, its successor organization, or an equivalent organization recognized by the state medical board. See Ohio Code 4778.01
  • Another: when used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Certified genetic counselor: means either of the following:

    (1) An individual who possesses the certified genetic counselor credential from the American board of genetic counseling;

    (2) An individual who is a diplomate of the American board of medical genetics. See Ohio Code 4778.01

  • Collaborating physician: means a physician who has entered into a collaborative agreement with a genetic counselor under division (B) of section 4778. See Ohio Code 4778.01
  • Collaborative agreement: means the document that is established under division (B) of section 4778. See Ohio Code 4778.01
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Genetic counselor: means an individual who engages in any of the activities authorized under section 4778. See Ohio Code 4778.01
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures; this provision does not affect any law relating to signatures. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • National society of genetic counselors: means the organization known by that name, its successor organization, or an equivalent organization recognized by the state medical board. See Ohio Code 4778.01
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Physician: means an individual authorized under Chapter 4731. See Ohio Code 4778.01
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Registered mail: includes certified mail and "certified mail" includes registered mail. See Ohio Code 1.02
  • Rule: includes regulation. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.