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West Virginia

    
  State Genetic Information       
 

State Genetic Contacts:

Kathy Cummons
Division of Research, Evaluation, and Planning
Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health
Bureau for Public Health
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
350 Capitol St., Room 427
Charleston, WV 25301
(304)558-5388
kathycummons@wvdhhr.org

Mary Beth Hummel, MD
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia
(304)558-5388
mhummel@hsc.wvu.edu
 
 
Needs Assessment/Planning:

Click here for: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources/Office of Maternal, Child, and Family Health – 2001 to 2005 Strategic 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 - West 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. One example of genetic-related legislation in West Virginia is:

Click for: - Chapter 33. Insurance. 33-15-2a. Definitions;

              - 33-15-2b. Guaranteed issue; limitation of coverage; election; denial of coverage;

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Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetic contacts

Click here for: West Virginia 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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