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225 ILCS 135/10
(225 ILCS 135/10)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2025)
As used in this Act:
"ABGC" means the American Board of Genetic Counseling.
"ABMG" means the American Board of Medical Genetics.
"Active candidate status" is awarded to applicants who have received approval from the ABGC or ABMG to sit for their respective certification examinations.
"Address of record" means the designated address recorded by the Department in the applicant's or licensee's application file or license file as maintained by the Department's licensure maintenance unit. It is the duty of the applicant or licensee to inform the Department of any change of address, and those changes must be made either through the Department's website or by contacting the Department.
"Department" means the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Genetic anomaly" means a variation in an individual's DNA that has been shown to confer a genetically influenced disease or predisposition to a genetically influenced disease or makes a person a carrier of such variation. A "carrier" of a genetic anomaly means a person who may or may not have a predisposition or risk of incurring a genetically influenced condition and who is at risk of having offspring with a genetically influenced condition.
"Genetic counseling" means the provision of services, which may include the ordering of genetic tests, to individuals, couples, groups, families, and organizations by one or more appropriately trained individuals to address the physical and psychological issues associated with the occurrence or risk of occurrence or recurrence of a genetic disorder, birth defect, disease, or potentially inherited or genetically influenced condition in an individual or a family.
"Genetic counseling" consists of the following:
(A) Estimating the likelihood of occurrence or
recurrence of a birth defect or of any potentially inherited or genetically influenced condition. This assessment may involve:
(i) obtaining and analyzing a complete health
history of the person and his or her family;
(ii) reviewing pertinent medical records;
(iii) evaluating the risks from exposure to
possible mutagens or teratogens;
(iv) recommending genetic testing or other
evaluations to diagnose a condition or determine the carrier status of one or more family members;
(B) Helping the individual, family, health care
provider, or health care professional (i) appreciate the medical, psychological and social implications of a disorder, including its features, variability, usual course and management options, (ii) learn how genetic factors contribute to the disorder and affect the chance for recurrence of the condition in other family members, and (iii) understand available options for coping with, preventing, or reducing the chance of occurrence or recurrence of a condition.
(C) Facilitating an individual's or family's (i)
exploration of the perception of risk and burden associated with the disorder and (ii) adjustment and adaptation to the condition or their genetic risk by addressing needs for psychological, social, and medical support.
"Genetic counselor" means a person licensed under this Act to engage in the practice of genetic counseling.
"Genetic testing" and "genetic test" mean a test or analysis of human genes, gene products, DNA, RNA, chromosomes, proteins, or metabolites that detects genotypes, mutations, chromosomal changes, abnormalities, or deficiencies, including carrier status, that (i) are linked to physical or mental disorders or impairments, (ii) indicate a susceptibility to illness, disease, impairment, or other disorders, whether physical or mental, or (iii) demonstrate genetic or chromosomal damage due to environmental factors. "Genetic testing" and "genetic tests" do not include routine physical measurements; chemical, blood and urine analyses that are widely accepted and in use in clinical practice; tests for use of drugs; tests for the presence of the human immunodeficiency virus; analyses of proteins or metabolites that do not detect genotypes, mutations, chromosomal changes, abnormalities, or deficiencies; or analyses of proteins or metabolites that are directly related to a manifested disease, disorder, or pathological condition that could reasonably be detected by a health care professional with appropriate training and expertise in the field of medicine involved.
"Person" means an individual, association, partnership, or corporation.
"Qualified supervisor" means any person who is a licensed genetic counselor, as defined by rule, or a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches. A qualified supervisor may be provided at the applicant's place of work, or may be contracted by the applicant to provide supervision. The qualified supervisor shall file written documentation with
the Department of employment, discharge, or supervisory control of a genetic counselor at the time of employment, discharge, or assumption of supervision of a genetic counselor.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation.
"Supervision" means review of aspects of genetic counseling and case management in a bimonthly meeting with the person under supervision.
(Source: P.A. 99-173, eff. 7-29-15; 99-633, eff. 1-1-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)