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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Coordinator:

Tamara Bowdon                                                                                                                      Genetics and Metabolic Clinic Manager                                                                                    Division of Public Health, Department of Health and Social Services                                               4701 Business Park Blvd. Suite 20 Bldg J                                                                                   Anchorage, AK 99503                                                                                                                Tel: 907-269-3430                                                                                                                     Tamara.bowdon@alaska.gov
 
Needs Assessment/Planning:

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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

Click here for: Alaska Genetics Clinics

GeneTests, is a publicly-funded, medical genetics information resource that has a searchable clinical directory for all states, type of service, and specialty clinic.
Click here for: GeneTests Homepage
Click here for: GeneTests - Alaska Clinical Directory
 
 
 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 Alaska is:

Click here for: Title 21. Insurance/Article 02. Health Care Insurance Provisions. Section 21.54.100 Unfair Discrimination

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics coordinator

Click here for: Alaska Legislature Online

Click here for: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Genetics Laws and Legislative Activity. Select a topic of interest for legislation in each state (where available).
 

 

 

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