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State Genetic Contacts:

Kalya Tinker, Administrator
Office of Family Health South Dakota Dept of Health
600 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501

Lucy Fossen
South Dakota
Newborn Screening Program
Office of Family Health
South Dakota Department of Health
600 E Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501
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.

Genetic Services in South Dakota

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 Dakota 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 South Dakota is:

Click here for: South Dakota Code. Title 58. Insurance. Chapter 18. Group and Blanket Health Insurance Policies. 58-18-45 Pre-existing conditions; Portability of Health Insurance.

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetic contacts

Click here for: South Dakota 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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