State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Mitzi Lamberth, RN, MSN
Director, Genetics and Newborn Screening
Women’s Health & Genetics
Tennessee Department of Health
630 Hart Lane
Nashville, TN 37247-4701
Tel: 615-262-6304

Tennessee Department of Health/Genetics and Newborn Screening
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 3 Collaborative

Needs Assessment Planning

State Genetics Plan

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-Tennessee 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.

Title 56 Insurance. Chapter 7. Policies and Policyholders: Part 27 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance.

Resources for genetic legislation include: