Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 54
PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
CHAPTER 56
GENETIC COUNSELORS
54-5603.  SCOPE OF PRACTICE. A licensed genetic counselor may perform the following acts as a genetic counselor:
(1)  Obtain and evaluate individual, family and medical histories to determine genetic risk for genetic or medical conditions and diseases in a patient, his offspring and other family members;
(2)  Discuss the features, natural history, means of diagnosis, genetic and environmental factors and management of risk for genetic medical conditions and diseases;
(3)  Identify and coordinate genetic laboratory tests and other diagnostic studies as appropriate for the genetic assessment;
(4)  Integrate genetic laboratory test results and other diagnostic studies with personal and family medical history to assess and communicate risk factors for genetic medical conditions and diseases;
(5)  Explain the clinical implications of genetic laboratory tests, other diagnostic studies and results;
(6)  Evaluate the client’s or family’s responses to the condition or risk of recurrence and provide client-centered counseling and anticipatory guidance;
(7)  Identify and utilize community resources that provide medical, educational, financial and psychosocial support and advocacy; and
(8)  Provide written documentation of medical, genetic and counseling information for families and health care professionals.

History:
[54-5603, added 2015, ch. 128, sec. 1, p. 323.]


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