State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Julie Kaplan, MD
Office for Genetics and Children with
Special Health Care Needs
Maryland Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston St., 421A
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: 410-767-3060

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Office for Genetics and Children with Special Health Care Needs
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 2 Collaborative

Needs Assessment Planning

Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders

Clnical Genetic Services

Clinical genetics are medical services provided to individuals, families, and populations who have or are at risk for disorders with genetic implications. Services include testing, counseling, education, treatment, and where appropriate, referral for other services.
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Division of Clinical Genetic Services

GeneTests, is a publicly-funded, medical genetics information resource that has a searchable clinical directory for all states, type of service, and specialty clinic.
Gene Tests Homepage
GeneTests-Maryland Clinical Directory


GGenetic legislation may be clearly expressed in public health statutes. It may also be embedded in other regulations, administrative rules, or other less obvious statutes, e.g. labor law. Identifying and interpreting state genetics legislation is not necessarily straightforward. One example of genetic-related legislation in Maryland is:
Insurance. §Title 27. Unfair Trade Practices and Other Prohibited Practices. Subtitle 9 Miscellaneous Provisions. 27-909 Use of Genetic Tests. Search: select article "Insurance" then enter section "27-909"

Resources for genetic legislation include: