State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Kathy Tomashitis, MNS, RD
Pediatric Screening Follow-up Program
SC DHEC, Women and Children's Services
Box 101106, Columbia, SC 29211
Montgomery, AL 35104
Tel:  803-898-0619
Fax: 803-898-0337

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control/Division of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 3 Collaborative

Clinical 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.

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-South Carolina Clinical Directory

Genetic Training Program

University of South Carolina School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Program


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 South Carolina is:
SC Code of Laws. Title 38. Insurance. Chapter 93. Privacy of Genetic Information.

Resources for genetic legislation include: