(1) In addition to the conduct specified in 37-1-410, MCA, the department defines unprofessional conduct for genetic counselors as follows: 

(a) violation of any state or federal statute or rule regulating the practice of genetic counseling; 

(b) incompetence, negligence, or use of any procedure in the practice of genetic counseling which creates an unreasonable risk of physical or mental harm or serious financial loss to the client;

(c) failing to report the unsafe or unlicensed practice of genetic counseling to the department;

(d) practice beyond the scope of practice of the license per 37-49-202, MCA;

(e) failing to cooperate with an investigation by or request for information from the department;

(f) failing to adequately supervise auxiliary staff; and

(g) practicing genetic counseling while the license is inactive, expired, suspended, or revoked.


History: 37-49-103, MCA; IMP, 37-49-103, MCA; NEW, 2021 MAR p. 1925, Eff. 12/24/21.