State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Kalya Tinker, Administrator
Office of Family Health South Dakota Dept of Health
600 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel: 605-773-3737

Lucy Fossen
South Dakota Newborn Screening Program
Office of Family Health
600 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
Tel: 605-773-3737

South Dakota Department of Health/Newborn Screening Program
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 5 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.

Genetic Services in South Dakota

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 Dakota Clinical Directory


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.
South Dakota Code. Title 58. Insurance. Chapter 18. Group and Blanket Health Insurance Policies. §§58-18-45 Pre-existing conditions; Portability of Health Insurance.

Resources for genetic legislation include: