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GENERAL INFORMATION

KENTUCKY

State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Sandy Fawbush
Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
275 E. Main Street – HS2W-C
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
Tel: 502 564-3756 ext. 3563
Sandy.fawbush@ky.gov

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs/Program and Services
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 4 Collaborative

Needs Assessment Planning

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.
University of Kentucky Medical Center
Markey Cancer Center
University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital/Division of Genetics and Dysmorphology

University of Louisville
Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center

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-Kentucky Clinical Directory

Genetic Clinical Research

University of Louisville/School of Medicine/Center for Genetics and Molecular 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 Kentucky is:

Insurance Code. Chapter 304.17A-230 Prohibition against use of genetic information.

Resources for genetic legislation include: