Genetic counseling; conscience clause. (SB1178)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Genetic counseling; conscience clause. Repeals the conscience clause for genetic counselors who forgo participating in counseling that conflicts with their deeply held moral or religious beliefs, provided that they inform the patient and offer to direct the patient to the online directory of licensed genetic counselors maintained by the Board of Medicine. The law being repealed also prohibits the licensing of any genetic counselor from being contingent upon participating in such counseling. Read the Bill »


01/13/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education and Health Committee


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101267D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1178)
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Health Professions

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