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Subdivision 1.Membership.

The board shall appoint a five-member Licensed Genetic Counselor Advisory Council. One member must be a licensed physician with experience in genetics, three members must be licensed genetic counselors, and one member must be a public member.

Subd. 2.Organization.

The advisory council shall be organized and administered as provided in section 15.059.

Subd. 3.Duties.

The advisory council shall:

(1) advise the board regarding standards for licensed genetic counselors;

(2) provide for distribution of information regarding licensed genetic counselor practice standards;

(3) advise the board on enforcement of this chapter;

(4) review applications and recommend granting or denying licensure or license renewal;

(5) advise the board on issues related to receiving and investigating complaints, conducting hearings, and imposing disciplinary action in relation to complaints against licensed genetic counselors; and

(6) perform other duties authorized for advisory councils under chapter 214, as directed by the board.

Subd. 4.Expiration.

Notwithstanding section 15.059, the advisory council does not expire.

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