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  State Genetic Information         

Click for: California Department of Health Services/Genetic Disease Branch

              Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 7 Collaborative                               

State Genetic Contacts:

Fred Lorey, PhD                                                                                                                       Genetic Disease Branch                                                                                                           California Department of Health Services                                                                                   850 Marina Bay Parkway, Room F 175                                                                                      Richmond, CA 94804                                                                                                     
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 - California Clinical Directory
Genetic Counselor Training Program:

* California State University at Northridge
* California State University- Stanislaus                                                                                     * Stanford University

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 California is:

Click here for: Insurance Code. Section 10146-10149.1 Regarding genetic privacy protection

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics coordinator

Click here for:  Legislative Counsel of California 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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