Genetic Counselors

Applications for Genetic Counselor Licensure

The Genetic Counseling Act (Sections 61-6A-1 through 61-6A-10) authorizes the New Mexico Medical Board to license qualified professional genetic counselors to coordinate assessments, to deliver accurate information to families, to assist families in adjusting to the implications of their diagnoses and to help ensure that genetic information is used appropriately in the delivery of medical care. The purpose of the Genetic Counseling Act is to protect the public from the unprofessional, improper, incompetent and unlawful practice of genetic counseling.

Application Form and Rules