Representative Buckner, bill sponsor, presented Senate Bill 20-040. This bill enacts the Genetic Counselor Licensure Act, requiring genetic counselors to be licensed by the Division of Professions and Occupations in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) starting on June 1, 2021. The bill establishes the licensing requirements, including being certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling or the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. In addition, the bill sets forth the application and renewal processes, continuing education requirements, the scope of practice for licensees, rulemaking authority, insurance requirements, and disciplinary procedures. The bill does not restrict the practice of certain individuals, such as doctors, students, federal employees, or individuals from another state or county who are certified. The bill is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2027, after a sunset review. Finally, the bill creates two new misdemeanors for practicing genetic counseling without a license.