GENERAL INFORMATION

WEST VIRGINIA

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Kathy Cummons
Division of Research, Evaluation, and Planning
Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health
Bureau for Public Health
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol St., Room 427
Charleston, WV 25301
Tel: 304-558-5388
kathycummons@wvdhhr.org

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources/Bureau for Public Health/Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources/Bureau for Public Health/ Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 2 Collaborative

Needs Assessment/Planning

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources/Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health – 2001 to 2005 Strategic Plan

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-West Virginia Clinical Directory

Genetic Training Program

Genetic Training Program - Institute for Public Health Genetics, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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 West Virginia is:
Chapter 33. Insurance. §33-15-2a. Definitions;
§33-15-2b. Guaranteed issue; limitation of coverage; election; denial of coverage; network plans.

Resources for genetic legislation include: