GENERAL INFORMATION

ARKANSAS

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Jackie Whitfield
Arkansas Department of Health
Child and Adolescent Health Division
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 17
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Tel: 501-280-4756
Jackie.Whitfield@Arkansas.gov

Additional Contact:

Annette Arnold, NBS follow-up
Arkansas Department of Health
Child and Adolescent Health Division
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 17
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
Tel: 501-280-4791
Annette.arnold@arkansas.gov

Arkansas Department of Health/Information for Parents and Children
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 5 Collaborative 

Needs Assessment Planning

The plan provides for cancer genetic counseling in the state, as well as access to prevention clinical trials for individuals at risk for developing cancer…

Clnical 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-Arkansas Clinical Directory

Legislation

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 Arkansas is:

Resources for genetic legislation include: