Per the Ministry of Health (MOH), physicians who meet the following criteria can order genome-wide sequencing (GWS):

  • Practice in the area of genetics (as a geneticist/genetics consultant or in a clinic where a genetic counsellor has been integral to the care of the patient)
  • Have expertise in performing a clinical genetics evaluation including family history, genetic‐focused medical history and physical examination, and have a critical understanding of the prior genetic evaluations undertaken in the patient
  • Have expertise in determining whether clinical GWS is the test of choice for the specific clinical indication, prioritizing other available tests as appropriate
  • Have expertise in providing adequate pre‐test counselling, including informed consent for primary and secondary findings
  • Have the ability to interpret the results of the clinical GWS and provide adequate post‐test counselling