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(a) The Arkansas State Medical Board shall license as a licensed genetic counselor an applicant who:
(1) Submits an application approved by the Arkansas State Medical Board;
(2) Pays an application fee approved by the Arkansas State Medical Board that is comparable to other fees for licensure of other midlevel healthcare professionals licensed by the Arkansas State Medical Board; and
(3) Provides evidence of:
(A) Having earned a master's degree from a genetic counseling training program that is accredited by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or an equivalent as determined by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics; and
(B) Meets the examination requirements for certification and has current certification as a genetic counselor by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
(b)(1) The Arkansas State Medical Board may issue a license to an applicant who provides evidence that he or she is licensed to practice as a genetic counselor in another state or territory if the requirements for licensure in the other state or territory are equal to the requirements in this subchapter.
(2) The issuance of a license by reciprocity shall be at the sole discretion of the Arkansas State Medical Board.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Arkansas Code Title 17. Professions, Occupations, and Businesses § 17-95-1106. Genetic counselor licensure - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ar/title-17-professions-occupations-and-businesses/ar-code-sect-17-95-1106/
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