GENERAL INFORMATION

ILLINOIS

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Claudia Nash, MS
Genetics Program Administrator
Health Assessment and Screening
535 West Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62761
Tel: 217-785-8101
cnash@idph.state.il.us

Illinois Department of Public Health/Genetics and Newborn Screening
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 4 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.

Gene Tests Homepage

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-Illinois Clinical Directory

Genetic Training Program

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine - Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling

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 Illinois is:

Chapter 410. Public Health. Illinois Compiled Statues ILCS 513. Genetic Privacy Act.

Resources for genetic legislation include: