Senators Ginal and Todd, bill sponsors, presented Senate Bill 19-133. This bill requires that all genetic counselors in Colorado be licensed by the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) by June 1, 2020. The bill sets forth the requirements for licensure, including that applicants be certified by certain national organizations, unless the applicant meets the criteria for a provisional license while obtaining the national certification. The bill also sets forth application and renewal processes, the scope of practice for genetic counselors, rulemaking authority, disciplinary procedures, and other provisions related to the establishment of the licensure program. Only licensed individuals may use the title of "genetic counselor" and other related titles. The licensure program is repealed on September 1, 2026, following a sunset review. The bill creates new misdemeanor offenses for practicing genetic counseling without a license (class 2 misdemeanor for a first offense; class 1 misdemeanor for second and subsequent offenses).