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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Contact:

Sharon Williams, R.N., M.S.
Virginia Genetics Program Manager
Virginia Department of Health
Division of Child and Adolescent Health
109 Governor Street, 8th Floor
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804-864-7712
Email: SharonK.williams@vdh.virginia.gov
 
 
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: Virginia Department of Health/Program Services, with list of
                     Regional Genetics Centers

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 - Virginia 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. Examples of genetic-related legislation in Virginia are:

Click for: Title 38.2 Insurance. Chapter 5. Unfair Trade Practices 38.2-508.4 Genetic      Information Privacy.  

              Title 32.1 Health. Chapter 2. Disease Prevention and Control. 32.1-69.1 Virginia Genetics Advisory Committee


Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics contact

Click here for: Virginia 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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