Journal article

Professional regulation for Australasian genetic counselors

Cass Hoskins, Clara Gaff, Alison McEwen, Ivan Macciocca, Amy Pearn, Carolyn Shalhoub, Hayley Salvemini, Jennifer Berkman, Kate E Riley, Rachel Williams, Michael Milward, Mary-Anne Young

Journal of Genetic Counseling | WILEY | Published : 2020


As a result of the ongoing global expansion of genetic counseling, the need to formalize a system of professional regulation for genetic counselors was identified in Australasia. In June 2017, under the auspices of the Human Genetics Society of Australasia (HGSA), a working party was convened. The purpose of the working party was to provide strategic leadership for the profession of Australasian genetic counselors with a goal to formalize a national regulatory framework for genetic counselors across both Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions. This was ultimately achieved in Australia through full membership with the National Alliance of Self-Regulating Health Professions (NASRHP) while th..

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