GENERAL INFORMATION

FLORIDA

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Karen Coon
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
Tel: 850-245-4200 Ext 2213
Fax: 850-921-5541
Karen_coon@doh.state.fl.us

Florida Department of Health/Children’s Medical Services Network/Regional Genetics Program
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 3 Collaborative

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-Florida 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 Florida is:

Title XLIV. Civil Rights. Chapter 760. Discrimination in the treatment of persons. 760.40 Genetic testing; informed consent; confidentiality; penalties; notice of use of results

Resources for genetic legislation include: