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State Genetics Contact:

Kathy Tomashitis, MNS, RD

Pediatric Screening Follow-up Program
SC DHEC, Women and Children's Services
Box 101106, Columbia, SC 29211
803-898-0619 (phone), 803-898-0337 (fax) 
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 - South Carolina Clinical Directory
Genetic Training Program:

Click here for: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Genetic Counseling Program

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 South Carolina is:

Click here for: SC Code of Laws. Title 38. Insurance. Chapter 93. Privacy of Genetic Information.

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics contact

Click here for: South Carolina 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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