GENERAL INFORMATION

VIRGINIA

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Sharon Williams, R.N., M.S.
Virginia Genetics Program Manager
Virginia Department of Health
Division of Child and Adolescent Health
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Tel: 804-864-7712
SharonK.williams@vdh.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Health/Office of Family Health Services/Genetics Program
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 2 Collaborative

Clinical 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-Virginia Clinical Directory

Genetic Counselor Training Program

Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University Genetics Counseling Program; Human Genetics Program

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.
Title 38.2 Insurance. Chapter 5. Unfair Trade Practices 38.2-508.4 Genetic Information Privacy.
Title 32.1 Health. Chapter 2. Disease Prevention and Control. 32.1-69.1 Virginia Genetics Advisory Committee

Resources for genetic legislation include: