Advocacy

ASHG Issues Statement Supporting Licensure of Genetic Counselors

ASHG Issues Statement Supporting Licensure of Genetic Counselors

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:00 pm U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00) BETHESDA, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) issued today a statement of support for state licensure of certified genetic counselors. To receive and maintain licensure, providers would need to receive... Read More

Encouraging Licensure of Genetic Counselors

Encouraging Licensure of Genetic Counselors

ASHG supports state licensure of certified genetic counselors to help ensure that the public has access to genetic and genomic services provided by qualified health professionals. The rapidly expanding use of genomics in healthcare decisions will increase the need for qualified genetics professionals, and genetic counselors play an important role in treating patients and families.... Read More

ASHG Honors R. Rodney Howell with Advocacy Award

Media Contact: Nalini Padmanabhan ASHG Communications Manager 301.634.7346 press@ashg.org For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 1, 2015 9:00 am U.S. Eastern Time (UTC-05:00) Geneticist-Advocate to Receive Award at ASHG 2015 Annual Meeting BETHESDA, MD – The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named R. Rodney Howell, MD, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman Emeritus... Read More

Supporting Research Participant Privacy

Supporting Research Participant Privacy

S. 2744, the Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act, was introduced in the Senate in 2016. This bill, supported by ASHG, would guard against the inappropriate use of the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to research participants’ genetic information, and would build on existing privacy protections by strengthening Certificates of Confidentiality. Its provisions were... Read More

Protecting Genetic Privacy in the Workplace

Protecting Genetic Privacy in the Workplace

H.R.1313, the Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act, a 2017 bill, would fundamentally undermine privacy provisions of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Related: Group Letter to House Leaders Opposing H.R. 1313 (March 2017) Letter to House Leaders Opposing H.R. 1313 (March 2017) Press Release: ASHG Opposes H.R. 1313,... Read More

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