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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Coordinator:

Debra Lochner Doyle, MS, CGC
Washington State Department of Health
20435 72nd Avenue,  Suite #200, MS:K17-8
Kent, WA 98032
(253)395-6742
Debra.LochnerDoyle@doh.wa.gov
 
 
Needs Assessment/Planning:

Click here for: Washington State Genetics Documents  

Documents include:

●  Washington State Department of Health Genetic Services Strategic Plan 2002-2005
●  Genetics in Managed Care Report
●  Disability in Washington State
●  Washington State Genetics Education 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.

Click for: - Washington State Department of Health/Regional Genetic Clinics

              - Washington State Department of Health/Genetic 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 - Washington 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 Washington is:

Click here for: Title 70. Public Health and Safety Chapter 70.02.01 Medical Records - Health Care Information Access and Disclosure/Definitions

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics coordinator

● Click here for: Institute for Public Health Genetics/University of Washington School of Public Health and Medicine  

Click here for: Washington State 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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