Genetic Counselor - Rules in Progress

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Current rules in progress

Fees and renewal cycle

Rule change information

The Department of Health has adopted amendments to chapter 246-825-990 WAC, decreasing licensing application and active renewal fees, as well as making adjustments to the late renewal penalty, license duplication and verification fees, for genetic counselors. Effective date: February 1, 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Health completed rulemaking on October 22, 2019 to decrease licensing application and active renewal fees, update late renewal penalties, and adjust license duplication and verification fees, for genetic counselors.

The effective date for fee changes is February 1, 2020.

What are the changes to the fees?

Genetic counselor fees will decrease for licensing application, active renewal, late renewal penalties, and license duplication and verification. The tentative effective date for these changes is February 1, 2020.

How will the department notify genetic counselors about the new fees?

The department will begin mailing renewal notices with fee changes on November 1, 2019 for genetic counselors with licenses expiring on February 1, 2020 and thereafter. The renewal notice will include the new renewal and late fees.

How much will it cost for me to apply for a genetic counselor license?

Applying for full license on or after February 1, 2020 will cost $50 for the application fee. Applying for a license before February 1, 2020 will cost $200.

There are no changes to the provisional license fee.

How much will my genetic counselor renewal fee cost?

Renewals expiring on or after February 1, 2020 will require the new fee. See the fee table for amounts.

There are no changes to the provisional license renewal fee.

My license expires before February 1, 2020, can I pay the new renewal fee of $50?

If your license expires before February 1, 2020, you must pay the $200 renewal fee. Anyone whose genetic counselor license expires on or after February 1, 2020 is subject to the new rule and $50 renewal fee. As of February 1, 2020, the new fees become effective for all genetic counselors regardless of their expiration date.

How much will my late renewal penalty cost?

Effective February 1, 2020 the late renewal penalty will cost $50.

There are no changes to the provisional license late renewal penalty.

How much will my expired license reissuance cost?

There are no changes to the expired license reissuance fee.

How much will my duplicate license cost?

Effective February 1, 2020 the duplicate license will cost $10.

Effective February 1, 2020 the duplicate provisional license will cost $10.

How much will my verification of licensure cost?

Effective February 1, 2020 the verification of licensure will cost $25.

There are no changes to the provisional license verification of licensure fee.

Who may I contact if I have more questions about genetic counselor fee changes?

Please contact our Customer Service Center at 360-236-4700, or by email at hsqa.csc@doh.wa.gov.

Fee Tables

The following nonrefundable fees will be charged

Title

Current Fee

New Fee

Effective February 1, 2020

Application

200.00

50.00

Renewal

200.00

50.00

Late Renewal Penalty

100.00

50.00

Expired License Reissuance

100.00

No Change

Duplicate License

30.00

10.00

Verification of Licensure

30.00

25.00

 

The following nonrefundable fees will be charged for a provisional license:

Title

Current Fee

New Fee

Effective February 1, 2020

Application

30.00

No Change

Renewal

30.00

No Change

Late Renewal Penalty

30.00

No Change

Duplicate Provisional License

30.00

10.00

Verification of Provisional Licensure

25.00

No Change

 

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