TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1251 GENETIC COUNSELOR LICENSING ACT
SECTION 1251.40 TEMPORARY LICENSE
Section 1251.40 Temporary License
a) An applicant for a temporary license shall file an application on forms supplied by the Division, together with:
1) One of the following:
A) Verification that the applicant has successfully completed a Master's degree in genetic counseling from an American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) or an American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) accredited training program or an equivalent program approved by the ABGC or the ABMG;
B) Verification that he or she is a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches; or
C) Verification of a doctoral degree and successful completion of an ABMG accredited medical genetics training program or an equivalent program approved by the ABMG;
2) Verification of admission to the certifying examination administered by the ABGC or ABMG; and
3) The required fee set forth in Section 1251.70.
b) The holder of a temporary license shall practice only under the supervision of a qualified supervisor. (Section 60 of the Act)
c) A temporary license shall expire 24 months from the date of issuance. A temporary license may only be renewed if the certifying examination administered by ABGC or ABMG is not given during that 24 month period. A temporary license shall automatically expire upon issuance of the Illinois license or upon notification that the applicant failed the exam.
d) In the event the individual fails to take the next available examination or fails to successfully complete the next available examination for licensure set forth in Section 1251.30 of this Part, the temporary license shall be void and the individual must cease practicing; failure to do so shall be considered unlicensed practice and will subject the individual to discipline in accordance with Section 25 of the Act.