GENERAL INFORMATION

HAWAII

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Sylvia Au, MS, CGC
Hawaii Department of Health
741 Sunset Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
Tel: 808-733-9063
sylvia@hawaiigenetics.org

Hawaii Department of Health/Genetics Program
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 7 Collaborative

Needs Assessment Planning

Hawaii Genetic Assessment and Planning Project
Hawaii Genetic Awareness, Implementation, and Data Project
Etiology of Hearing Loss Project
Newborn Screening using Tandem Mass Spectrometry: Financial, Ethical, Legal and Social Issues

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.
Hawaii State Department of Health Guide to 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-Hawaii 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 Hawaii is:

Title 24. Insurance Code. §431:10A-118 Genetic information nondiscrimination in accident and health or sickness insurance coverage.

Resources for genetic legislation include: