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 Illinois Society of Genetic Professionals 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.
ISGP 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 Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP. For questions or concerns regarding Illinois genetic counseling licensure, please contact Lindsay Anderson of Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.777.4833 .
As 2020 begins, we here at IGSP are excited to continue our work to foster the development and delivery of genetic services, research, and education in the State of Illinois.
We also are grateful for several impactful events in 2019:
As genetic testing and technologies continue to advance in 2020, we look forward to working for genetics professionals and the public in Illinois. Please mark your calendars, our annual educational symposium will be held Friday, February 28th. We hope to see you there!