State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Barb Dalbec
Minnesota Department of Health
Community and Family Health
PO Box 62882
St Paul, MN 55164-0882
Tel: 651-201-3758

Minnesota Department of Health/Chronic Disease Genomics Project
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.
Minnesota Department of Health: Clinics for Children with Special Health Needs

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-Minnesota Clinical Directory

Genetic Training Programs

University of Minnesota–Graduate Studies in Genetic Counseling

State Genetics Documents

The Minnesota Chronic Disease Genomics Project – December 2003
The Minnesota Department of Health–MCH Block Grant


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 Minnesota is:
Chapter 72A. Regulation of Trade Practices. 72A.139 Use of Genetic Tests.

Resources for genetic legislation include: