GENERAL INFORMATION

IDAHO

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Anne Spencer, MS, CGC
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare
Genetic Services Program
2220 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83713
Tel: 208-334-2235 ext 258
spencera@idhw.state.id.us

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare/Genetic Services
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 7 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-Idaho 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. Examples of genetic-related legislation in Idaho are:

Title 41. Insurance. Chapter 22. Group and Blanket Disability Insurance. Crediting of Preexisting Condition Waiting Period
Chapter 39. Managed Care Reform. Preexisting Conditions.

Resources for genetic legislation include: