Several genetic counselors and lobbyist Margaret Vaughn, along with his wife, Carolyn, met to honor Illinois State Representative Donald L. Moffitt on October 10th, 2016, for his efforts in helping us to achieve our licensure amendment, as well as his overall support of clinical genetics and the profession of Genetic Counseling in Illinois for many years.
Genetic Counselor Licensing Act
The Genetic Counselor Licensing Act became active on September 29th, 2004, and was successfully renewed early 2015. Complete information regarding Genetic Counselor licensing can be found here.
The Genetic Task Force of Illinois has now successfully amended the Illinois Genetic Counselor Licensure Act to remove the requirement that a genetic counselor can provide genetic counseling services only “pursuant to a referral” from a physician, effective January 1st, 2017. For more information regarding the benefits to both physicians and patients of removing the referral requirement, please see the attached form.
GTFI membership helps to ensure professional representation in state legislative matters concerning clinical genetics and the genetic counseling profession. This is achieved through the help of IL state lobbyist Margaret Vaughn. For questions or concerns regarding Illinois genetic counseling licensure, Margaret can be contacted via phone (217)280-0206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.