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State Genetics Contact:

Julie Kaplan, MD
Office for Genetics and Children with
Special Health Care Needs
Maryland Department of
Health and Mental Hygiene
201 West Preston St., 421A
Baltimore, MD 21201

Needs Assessment/Planning:

Click here for: Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders
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 here for: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Division of Clinical Genetic 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 - Maryland Clinical Directory

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 Maryland is:

Click here for: Insurance. §Title 27. Unfair Trade Practices and Other Prohibited Practices. Subtitle 9 Miscellaneous Provisions. 27-909 Use of Genetic Tests.
Search: select article "Insurance" then enter section "27-909"

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics contact

Click here for: Maryland 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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