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PDFWAC 246-825-030

Collaborative agreement.

(1) Under a collaborative agreement, a licensed genetic counselor may order laboratory tests or recommend other evaluations to diagnose a hereditary condition or determine the carrier status of one or more family members, including testing for inherited disorders. The collaborative agreement shall include:
(a) A written statement identifying and signed by the collaborating physician and genetic counselor who are party to the agreement.
(b) A general statement of the procedures, decision criteria, or categories of care that a genetic counselor is to follow when ordering genetic tests or other evaluations.
(c) A selection of the most appropriate, accurate, and cost-effective methods of diagnosis.
(2) Any modification to the collaborative agreement shall be treated as a new agreement.
(3) A collaborative agreement must be reevaluated at least every two years and the document reexecuted if any modification is made.
(4) A signed copy of the collaborative agreement must be maintained by all parties and available for inspection by the department upon request.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.290.020. WSR 10-22-090, ยง 246-825-030, filed 11/1/10, effective 11/1/10.]
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