Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Licensing

Representation Or Practice As Genetic Counselor -- License Required

37-49-201. Representation or practice as genetic counselor -- license required. (1) On issuance of a license under this chapter, a licensee may use the title "licensed genetic counselor".

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a person may not represent that the person is a licensed genetic counselor by using the title "genetic counselor", "licensed genetic counselor", "gene counselor", "genetic consultant", "genetic associate", or any words, letters, abbreviations, or insignia indicating or implying a person holds a genetic counseling license unless the person is licensed under this chapter.

(3) This chapter does not apply to:

(a) a person licensed by the state as a physician or advanced practice registered nurse or to practice in a profession other than that of genetic counseling when acting within the scope of the person's profession and doing work of a nature consistent with the person's training as long as the person does not represent by title that the person is engaging in the practice of genetic counseling;

(b) any person employed as a genetic counselor by the federal government or an agency of the federal government if the person provides genetic counseling services solely under the direction and control of the organization that is employing the person;

(c) a student or intern enrolled in a genetic counseling educational program accredited by the American board of genetic counseling if the person is designated by the title "genetic counseling intern" and the genetic counseling services performed are:

(i) an integral part of the student's course of study; and

(ii) performed under the direct supervision of a licensed genetic counselor who is assigned to supervise the student and who is on duty and available in the assigned patient care area; and

(d) visiting out-of-state genetic counselors who are certified by the American board of genetic counseling and performing activities and services for a period of less than 30 days each year. A visiting genetic counselor must be licensed if a license is available in the person's home state.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 206, L. 2021.