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Florida
       State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Coordinator:

Karen Coon                                                                                                                              Florida Department of Health                                                                                                    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A06                                                                                               Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707                                                                                                     Tel: 850-245-4200 Ext 2213                                                                                                         Fax: 850-921-5541                                                                                                                 Karen_coon@doh.state.fl.us
 
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 - Florida 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 Florida is:

Click here for: Title XLIV. Civil Rights. Chapter 760. Discrimination in the treatment of persons.  760.40 Genetic testing; informed consent; confidentiality; penalties; notice of use of results

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State Genetics Coordinator

Click here for: Florida 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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