Genetic counselors; licensing; grandfather clause. (SB880)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Genetic counselors; licensing; grandfather clause. Extends the deadline from July 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017, by which individuals who have at least 20 years of documented work experience practicing genetic counseling and meet other certain requirements may receive a waiver from the Board of Medicine of the requirements of a master's degree and American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics certification for licensure as a genetic counselor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101024D
12/19/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/06/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB880)
01/12/2017Reported from Education and Health with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2017Read second time
01/16/2017Reading of amendment waived
01/16/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/16/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB880E
01/16/2017Printed as engrossed 17101024D-E
01/17/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB880E)
01/17/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Placed on Calendar
01/30/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/10/2017Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/14/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Read second time
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB880ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB880ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 422 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0422)