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Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors [18 VAC 85 ‑ 170]
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Chapter Information
Description Regulations are promulgated as necessary to ensure minimal competency for practice, continued competency for renewal of licensure, and standards of conduct for safe practice.
State Authority 54.1-2400 and and 54.1-2957.18
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1. To set standards that protect public health and safety.
2. To set minimum qualifications for licensure and renewal of licensure.

Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Conforming to Code - grandfathering date
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/4/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Initial regulations for licensure Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/14/2017.