Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 92
Genetic Counselors Licensing Act

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-92-7

§ 5-92-7. Practice as provisional licensed genetic counselor — Expiration — Extension — Supervision by professional licensed genetic counselor.

(a) A person who meets the qualifications for licensure except for the requirement in § 5-92-6(2) may practice as a provisional licensed genetic counselor upon filing an approved application with the department and payment of a fee of eighty-five dollars ($85.00). The license shall be valid for one year from the date of its issue and may be renewed for an additional one year if an applicant fails the ABGC or ABMG certification exam. The provisional license shall expire automatically upon the earliest of the following:

(1) Issuance of a full license;

(2) Thirty (30) days after the applicant fails to pass the complete examination on the last permitted attempt as provided by the ABGC or ABMG, or their successors; or

(3) The date printed on the temporary license.

(b) An application for extension shall be signed by a supervising licensed genetic counselor.

(c) A provisional licensed genetic counselor shall be under the general supervision of a licensed genetic counselor or a licensed physician at all times during which the provisional licensed genetic counselor performs clinical genetic counseling.

(d) The department shall adopt rules governing such supervision and direction which may not require the immediate physical presence of the supervising licensed genetic counselor.

History of Section.
P.L. 2022, ch. 301, § 1, effective June 29, 2022; P.L. 2022, ch. 302, § 1, effective June 29, 2022.