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24 DE Admin. Code 1799
After due notice in the Register of Regulations and two Delaware newspapers, a public hearing was held on September 1, 2017 at a scheduled meeting of the Genetic Counselor Advisory Council ("the Council") of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline ("the Board") to receive comments regarding proposed amendments to the Council's rules and regulations. The Council proposed revisions to its rules and regulations to add a new Section 7.0 setting forth standards for the use of telehealth in the practice of genetic counseling.
The proposed changes to the rules and regulations were initially published in the Register of Regulations, Volume 20, Issue 11, on May 1, 2017 for a June 2, 2017 hearing. The hearing was subsequently rescheduled and took place on September 1, 2017 at a scheduled Council meeting. Notice of the September 1, 2017 hearing was published in the Register of Regulations, Volume 21, Issue 1 on July 1, 2017. Notice was also published in the News Journal (Exhibit 1) and the Delaware State News. Exhibit 2. Pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10118(a), the date to receive final written comments was September 16, 2017, 15 days following the public hearing. The Council deliberated on the proposed revisions at its regularly scheduled meeting on November 30, 2017.
Council Exhibit 1: News Journal Affidavit of Publication.
Council Exhibit 2: Delaware State News Affidavit of Publication.
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §1799I(c), the Council has the statutory authority to promulgate rules and regulations governing the practice of genetic counseling after a public hearing and subject to the approval of the Board. Given the absence of comments, either by testimony or in writing, the Council recommends to the Board that it approve the rules and regulations as published, attached hereto as Exhibit A.
By the unanimous affirmative vote of the undersigned members, the Genetic Counselor Advisory Council hereby adopts the rules and regulations as published in the Register of Regulations on May 1, 2017, Volume 20, Issue 11 and recommends approval of such rules and regulations to the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
Respectfully submitted this 30th day of November, 2017.
AND NOW, this 2nd day of January, 2018;
WHEREAS, the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline has considered the attached recommendation of the Genetic Counselor Advisory Council for approval of amended rules and regulations related to the use of telehealth in the practice of genetic counseling; and
WHEREAS, the Board has determined to approve the aforesaid rules and regulations as proposed by the Genetic Counselor Advisory Council and attached hereto as Exhibit A.
NOW THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED by the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline:
IT IS SO ORDERED this 2nd day of January, 2018:
"Board" means Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
"Council" means the Genetic Counselor Advisory Council of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
"Crime Substantially Related to the Practice of Genetic Counseling" means those crimes identified in Section 15.0 of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.
4.5 Failure of a licensee to renew his/her license shall cause his/her license to expire. A licensee whose license has expired may renew his/her license within one (1) year after the expiration date upon fulfilling subsections 4.2 - 4.4 above, certifying that he/she has not practiced genetic counseling in Delaware while his/her license has expired, and paying the renewal fee and a late fee as determined by the Division of Professional Regulation.
78.0 Crimes Substantially Related to the Practice of Genetic Counseling
Pursuant to 24 Del.C. §1799P(a)(6) the crimes determined by the Board to be substantially related to the practice of medicine are also determined to be substantially related to the practice of genetic counseling and may result in the denial of a license and/or disciplinary action against a licensee.
Last Updated: December 31 1969 19:00:00.
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