Genetic counseling; regulation of practice, licensure, advisory board established. (SB330)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Genetic counseling; licensure. Establishes a mandatory licensing process for genetic counselors, including educational and training requirements. The bill establishes requirements for license renewal, including continuing education mandates, and creates the Advisory Board on Genetic Counseling to assist the Board of Medicine in regulating the practice of genetic counseling. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101489D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/08/2014Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB330)
01/16/2014Committee substitute printed 14103854D-S1
01/16/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Read second time
01/20/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14103854D-S1
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB330S1
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB330S1)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2014Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (17-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2014Read second time
02/17/2014Read third time
02/17/2014Passed House (84-Y 14-N)
02/17/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB330ER)
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB330ER)
02/19/2014Signed by Speaker
02/21/2014Signed by President
03/04/2014Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/04/2014Placed on Calendar
03/05/2014Passed by for the day
03/06/2014Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (16-Y 24-N)
03/06/2014Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (17-Y 23-N)
03/06/2014Communicated to Governor
03/20/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 266 (effective 7/1/14)
03/20/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 22 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB612.