State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Kimberly Noble Piper
Iowa Department of Public Health
Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders
321 E. 12th Street
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Tel: 521-281-6466

Iowa Department of Public Health/Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 5 Collaborative

Needs Assessment Planning

Iowa State Genetics Plan

Clnical Genetic Services

Provides comprehensive, family centered, genetic health care to individuals and families throughout Iowa with statewide outreach clinics. The primary purpose of the RGCS is to provide this structure as an integral component of the state's health-care system. The secondary purpose is to assure the provision of statewide genetics education to promote health and prevent disease. Services include diagnostic evaluations, confirmatory testing, medical management, provision of non-directive genetic counseling to individuals and families, case management, individual and family support, education, consultation, and referral.
Iowa Regional Genetic Consultation Service (RGCS)

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-Iowa Clinical Directory


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.
Iowa Code and Administrative Rules as they relate to the Center for Congenital and Inherited Disorders programs.

Resources for genetic legislation include: