Genetic Counselor - Rules in Progress

The rules writing process is open to the public. The public is welcome to take part in helping us write rules. Rules are also known as regulations, Washington Administrative Code, or WAC. The rule-making process includes public notices and workshops, and usually a public hearing before a rule becomes final.

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Current rules in progress

Genetic Counselor complying with Second Substitute House Bill 1724

The Department of Health (department) filed a CR-101 Preproposal Statement of Inquiry for WAC 246-825-080 as WSR 24-09-014 on April 5, 2024 (PDF). The department is considering amendments to comply with Second Substitute House Bill (2SHB) 1724 (chapter 425, Laws of 2023).

The department is holding a hybrid meeting on May 3, 2024, at 1 p.m. The physical meeting space is Department of Health, Town Center 2, Room 166, 111 Israel Rd. S.E., Tumwater, WA 98501.

Join the rules workshop meeting via webinar using MS Teams.

Or call in (audio only) 1-564-999-2000, Phone Conference ID: 126 629 122#.

Genetic Counselor Health Equity Continuing Education

The Department of Health is proposing amending WAC 246-825-110, continuing education (CE), to implement Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5229 (chapter 276, Laws 2021) adding health equity CE to licensure requirements for genetic counselors. The department is also proposing technical changes or changes to improve clarity.

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