19 CSR 40-8.010 - Definitions

Current through Register Vol. 47, No. 7, April 1, 2022

PURPOSE: This rule defines the terms used in this chapter.

(1) The "Missouri Genetics Disease Program" is the program of the Department of Health authorized by the provisions of statute sections 191.300 to 191.331, 191.340, and 191.365 to 191.380, RSMo.
(2) "Department" is the Missouri Department of Health.
(3) "Tertiary genetic centers" means the permanent genetic divisions in university medical schools that provide comprehensive genetic diagnostic, treatment and counseling services.
(4) "Outreach clinics" are the medical clinics which provide genetic diagnosis and counseling at sites away from the tertiary genetic centers.
(5) "Genetic counseling" is the provision and interpretation of medical information based on expanding knowledge of human genetics.
(6) "Genetic disorders" are those abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism which may be inherited or may result from damage to the fetus.
(7) "Genetic screening" refers to the search through testing for persons with genetic disorders.


19 CSR 40-8.010
AUTHORITY: section 191.315, RSMo Supp. 1997.* Original rule filed Oct. 6, 1998, effective May 30, 1999.

*Original authority 1985, amended 1993, 1995.

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