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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Contact:  VACANT
Interim Contact:                                                                                                                           Blythe Berger
Rhode Island Department of Health                                                                                              
Providence, RI

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: Genetic Resources in Rhode Island

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 - Rhode Island 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.

Click here for: Rhode Island’s Genetic Laws through the 2002 Legislative Session 

Title 27/Insurance – Chapter 19 Nonprofit Hospital Service Corporations:
Click the blue links below for:
- Genetic Testing
- Genetic Information

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics contact

Click here for: State of Rhode Island 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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