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  State Genetic Information         

State Genetics Coordinator:

Linda Kenney, MPH
Director
Bureau of Children, Youth & Families
Children’s Developmental Services
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
1000 S.W. Jackson, Suite 220
Topeka, KS 66612-1274
(785)296-1310

lkenney@kdhe.state.ks.us
 
 
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 - Kansas 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 Kansas is:

Click here for: Chapter 40. Insurance. Article 22. Uniform Policy Provisions, Statute 40-2259, Genetic screening or testing; prohibiting the use of; exceptions.
On search page enter: 40-2259

Resources for genetic legislation include:

State genetics coordinator

Click here for: Kansas 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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