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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Coordinator:

Jackie Whitfield
Arkansas Department of Health
Child and Adolescent Health Division
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 17
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
(501)280-4756
Jackie.Whitfield@Arkansas.gov

Additional Contact:

Annette Arnold, NBS follow-up
Arkansas Department of Health
Child and Adolescent Health Division
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 17
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
(501)280-4891
Annette.arnold@arkansas.gov
 
 
Needs Assessment/Planning:

Click here for: Arkansas Cancer Plan 2001-2005
The plan provides for cancer genetic counseling in the state, as well as access to prevention
clinical trials for individuals at risk for developing cancer…


 
 
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.
Click here for: Gene Tests Homepage
Click here for: GeneTests - Arkansas 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 Arkansas is:

Click here for: Arkansas Code. Title 20. Public Health and Welfare. Subtitle 2. Health and Safety. Chapter 35. Genetic Research Studies Nondisclosure Act. 20-35-101 to 103.

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics coordinator

Click here for: Arkansas General Assembly 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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