State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Shelley Nottingham, MSW, LISW
Genetics Program, 2nd floor
Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43216-1603
Tel: 614-728-4677

Ohio Department of Health/Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps/Genetics Program
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.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH)-Regional Comprehensive Genetic Centers
The goals of the ODH Regional Comprehensive Genetics Centers (RCGC) Program are to assure that:

  1. Children and adults with or at risk for birth defects or genetic disorders, and their families, receive quality, comprehensive genetics services that are available, accessible and culturally sensitive, and
  2. The general public and professionals/providers are aware and knowledgeable about birth defects, genetic conditions and genetic disease related services in Ohio.

To accomplish the above goals, the ODH funds a regional network of eight genetic centers and 22 outreach clinics that provides comprehensive care and services to people affected with, or at risk for genetic-related disorders. Persons in Ohio who would like genetic counseling, or other genetic treatment services, may contact one of the regional centers, or may be referred by their primary care physician.


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-Ohio 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.

Resources for genetic legislation include: