State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Katharine B. Harris, MBA
New York State Department of Health
Wadsworth Center
Room E-299; P.O. Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509
Tel: 518-474-7148

New York State Department of Health-Wadsworth Center
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 2 Collaborative

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.
New York State Department of Health-Wadsworth Center Division of Genetics

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-New York Clinical Directory
Genetic Counselor Training Programs
Sarah Lawrence College
Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Genetic 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 New York is:
Civil Rights (CVR), Article 7 Miscellaneous Rights and Immunities, 79-L Confidentiality of records of genetic tests

Resources for genetic legislation include: