State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Debra Lochner Doyle, MS, CGC
Washington State Department of Health
20435 72nd Avenue, Suite #200, MS:K17-8
Kent, WA 98032
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tele: 253-395-6742

Washington State Department of Health/Genetic Services Section
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 7 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.
Washington State Department of Health/Regional Genetic Clinics
Washington State Department of Health/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-Washington Clinical Directory

Genetic Training Program

Genetic Training Program - Institute for Public Health Genetics, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Additional Genetics Programs

Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health/University of Washington
Center for Genomics and Public Health/University of Washington


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 Washington is.
Title 70. Public Health and Safety Chapter 70.02.01 Medical Records - Health Care Information Access and Disclosure/Definitions

Resources for genetic legislation include: