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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Coordinator:

Sharon Quary                                                                                                                             Newborn Screening/UNHSI Program Manager                                                                              Newborn Screening Unit                                                                                                         Office of Birth Outcomes, Division of Public Health                                                                       Department of Human Resources, State of Georgia                                                                        2 Peachtree Street NW                                                                                                               Suite 11-272                                                                                                                             Atlanta, GA  30303                                                                                                                   Tel: 404-657-6359                                                                                                                       Fax: 404-463-6729                                                                                                                      scquary@dhr.state.ga.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 - Georgia 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 Georgia is:

Click here for: Insurance Code. Chapter 33. Section 54-1. Regarding genetic privacy and insurance.

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics contact

Click here for: Georgia 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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