GENERAL INFORMATION

GEORGIA

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Sharon Quary
Newborn Screening/UNHSI Program Manage
Newborn Screening Unit
Office of Birth Outcomes, Division of Public Health
Department of Human Resources, State of Georgia
2 Peachtree Street NW
Suite 11-272
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel: 404-657-6359
Fax: 404-463-6729
scquary@dhr.state.ga.us

Georgia Department of Human Resources/Division of Public Health/Children with Special Needs
Children's Medical Services
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-Georgia 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 Georgia is:

Insurance Code. Chapter 33. Section 54-1. Regarding genetic privacy and insurance.

Resources for genetic legislation include: