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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Coordinator:

Mitzi Lamberth, RN, MSN
Director, Genetics and Newborn Screening
Women’s Health & Genetics
Tennessee Department of Health
630 Hart Lane
Nashville, TN 37247-4701
(615)262-6304
mitzi.lamberth@state.tn.us
 
 
Needs Assessment/Planning:

Click for: - State Genetics Plan

          
 
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 - Tennessee 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 Tennessee is:

Click here for: Title 56 Insurance. Chapter 7. Policies and Policyholders: Part 27 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance.

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics coordinator

Click here for: Tennessee 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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