PROFESSIONS, VOCATIONS, AND BUSINESSES
54-5607. BOARD POWERS. (1) The board shall have the following powers:
(a) To receive applications for licensure, determine the qualifications of persons applying for licensure, provide licenses to applicants qualified under the provisions of this chapter and reinstate and deny licenses;
(b) To establish by rule and collect fees as prescribed by this chapter;
(c) To maintain records necessary to carry out its duties under this chapter;
(d) To pass upon the qualifications and fitness of applicants for licenses and to adopt rules requiring annual continuing education as a condition for the renewal of licenses issued under this chapter;
(e) To prescribe by rule the minimum number of and qualifications for continuing education units (CEUs) to be required of each genetic counselor seeking to obtain or renew a license in the state of Idaho and for the approval of continuing education courses;
(f) To examine for, deny, approve, issue, revoke and suspend licenses pursuant to this chapter and to conduct investigations and hearings in connection with such actions;
(g) Establish requirements for reinstatement and renewal of licenses;
(h) To adopt and revise such rules as may be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter in compliance with chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code. The rules shall include, but shall not be limited to, a code of ethics for genetic counselors and licensed genetic counselor standards of practice;
(i) In any proceeding before the board authorized by this chapter, the board or its designee may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before it; and
(j) To take such action as may be necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter and to regulate the practice of genetic counseling.
(2) In a final order, the board may impose a civil penalty not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each violation by a licensee of this chapter or of rules adopted by the board.
(3) The board may authorize, by written agreement, the division of occupational and professional licenses as its agent to act in its interest and, in its discretion, to contract with the division of occupational and professional licenses for those services deemed necessary for the proper administration of this chapter.
(4) The assessment of costs and attorney’s fees incurred in the investigation and prosecution or defense of a licensee under this chapter shall be governed by the provisions of section 12-117(5), Idaho Code.
[54-5607, added 2015, ch. 128, sec. 1, p. 324; am. 2018, ch. 348, sec. 22, p. 818; am. 2022, ch. 94, sec. 78, p. 332.]