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State Genetic Information
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Clnical 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.
Gene Tests Homepage
GeneTests-Massachusetts Clinical Directory
Genetic Counselor Training Programs
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 Massachusetts are:
Chapter 175. Section 120 E. Life insurance policies – genetic tests; discrimination based on genetic information
Chapter 176I. Section 4A. Preferred Provider Arrangements. Health benefit plans; genetic tests; discrimination based on genetic information
Resources for genetic legislation include:
- State genetic contacts
- Massachusetts State Legislature Online
National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Genetics Laws and Legislative Activity.
Select a topic of interest for legislation in each state (where available).