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  State Genetic Information         

 

State Genetics Coordinator:

Charles Myers, MSW
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana Genetic Diseases Program
325 Loyola Ave, Room #308
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504)219-4413                                                                                                                  Fax: 504-219-4452
Charlie@dhh.la.gov

 
 
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 for: - Louisiana Office of Public Health Genetics Clinical Services Program
 


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 - Louisiana 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 Louisiana is:

Click here for: Revised Statutes. Chapter 23. Part VII. Genetic Information and Privacy. Section 368.

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics coordinator

Click here for: Louisiana State 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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