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PDFWAC 246-825-105

Documentation and supervision—Provisional license.

(1) An individual practicing under the authority of a provisional license shall practice genetic counseling only under the general supervision of a supervisor.
(a) The applicant for provisional license must provide the name, business address and telephone number, professional license number, and signature of the supervisor.
(b) The supervisor's license and ABGC or ABMG certification shall be current and in good standing at all times during the supervisory relationship.
(c) The provisionally licensed genetic counselor and the supervisor shall notify the department in writing of any change relating to the working relationship within fifteen days of the change. In the event of a change of supervisor, a provisional licensee shall not practice as a genetic counselor at any time between the end of one supervisory relationship and the department's receipt and approval of the new supervisor.
(2) General supervision includes:
(a) On-going availability to engage in direct communication, either face-to-face or by electronic means;
(b) Active, ongoing review of the genetic counselor's services, as appropriate, for quality assurance and professional support;
(c) Description of contingency plans to include the unplanned unavailability of the primary supervisor; and
(d) Identification and professional license number of an alternate supervisor, as appropriate to the practice setting.
(3) General supervision does not require the physical presence of the supervisor. The supervisor shall be readily accessible for consultation and assistance to the provisionally licensed genetic counselor.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.290.020. WSR 10-22-090, § 246-825-105, filed 11/1/10, effective 11/1/10.]
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