State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Michelle Kempf-Weibel, MS, CGC
Statewide Genetics Coordinator
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
1 West Wilson St Rm 351
Madison, WI 53701
Tel: 608-267-7148
Fax: 608-267-3824

Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
Wisconsin Statewide Genetics
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources/Bureau for Public Health/ Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 4 Collaborative

Needs Assessment/Planning

Wisconsin 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.
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene- Treatment Centers for Genetic Disorders Identified through Newborn Screening
Locating a Medical Genetics Provider

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-Wisconsin Clinical Directory

Genetic Training Program

University of Wisconsin/Madison-Genetic Counseling Masters 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. Examples of genetic-related legislation in Wisconsin are:
Chapter 631. Insurance Contracts. Restrictions on use of genetic test results.
Chapter 632. Disability Insurance. Preexisting conditions.

Resources for genetic legislation include: