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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Contact:
Michelle Kempf-Weibel, MS, CGC                                                                                        Statewide Genetics Coordinator                                                                                                    Wisconsin Division of Public Health                                                                                              1 West Wilson St Rm 351                                                                                                Madison, WI 53701                                                                                                                 Tel: 608-267-7148                                                                                                                   Fax: 608-267-3824                                                                                     michelle.kempfweibel@dhs.wisconsin.gov
 
 
Needs Assessment/Planning:

Click here for: Wisconsin 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.

Click for: - Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene- Treatment Centers for Genetic Disorders
                Identified through Newborn Screening                                                                 
-Locating a Medical Genetics Provider
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 - Wisconsin Clinical Directory
 
 
Genetics Training Program: 

Click here for: University of Wisconsin/Madison-Genetic Counseling Masters Program

 
 
 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 Wisconsin are:

Click for: - Chapter 631. Insurance Contracts. Restrictions on use of genetic test results. 

              - Chapter 632. Disability Insurance. Preexisting conditions. 


Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics contact

Click here for: Wisconsin 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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