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      RS 37:1360.107     


§1360.107. Expiration of license; renewal; fee; expired license

            A. A license issued by the board shall be subject to annual renewal and shall expire and become null and void unless renewed in the manner prescribed by the board.

            B. To renew a license, a genetic counselor shall pay a renewal fee required by the board not later than the expiration date of the license, and meet all other requirements for renewal provided in this Part.

            C. If an individual fails to pay a renewal fee on or before the expiration date of a license, the license shall become invalid without further action by the board.

            D.(1) To renew a license issued in accordance with this Part, an applicant shall satisfy at least one of the following continuing education requirements:

            (a) Completion of at least twenty-five contact hours that have been approved by the National Society of Genetic Counselors.

            (b) Successful completion of a reading assignment and proctored examination in medical genetics provided by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

            (c) Completion of such other continuing education as may be recommended by the advisory committee, approved by the board, and defined in rules of the board.

            (2) An applicant seeking renewal of a license shall certify to the board either of the following:

            (a) That he has complied with the continuing education requirement provided for in this Subsection.

            (b) That he has not complied with the continuing education requirement provided for in this Subsection but is seeking a waiver of such requirement from the board as provided in Subsection E of this Section.

            E. The board may grant an applicant seeking renewal of a license a waiver from all or part of the continuing education requirement for the renewal period if the applicant was not able to fulfill the requirement due to a hardship that resulted from any of the following conditions:

            (1) Service in the armed forces of the United States during a substantial part of the renewal period.

            (2) An incapacitating illness or injury.

            (3) Other circumstances as determined by the board.

            Acts 2018, No. 593, §1.

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