Interagency Council for Genetic Services (IACGS)

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The IACGS was established in 1987 [70 (R)] to:  

  • Survey and evaluate genetic services in Texas;
  • Evaluate cost-effectiveness, the value of services and service delivery;
  • Study the epidemiology of human genetic disorders;
  • Assist in coordinating human genetic services for Texas residents;
  • Increase information among providers;
  • Develop guidelines to monitor service provision;
  • Coordinate activities with agencies that serve persons with environmental disorders; and
  • Coordinate with Council members when a rule relating genetics is proposed. 

Legislation
Council Membership
Meeting Schedule
Meeting Minutes
Resource Allocation Plans  


LEGISLATION

Human Resources Code, Title 9, Chapter 134 (70(R), 1987) – statute establishing the Interagency Council for Genetic Services (IACGS).

  • Senate Bill 602 (76(R), 1999) – relates to the membership and powers of the Interagency Council for Genetic Services (IACGS).  

COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP

The Council consists of one representative from:  

  • The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS);
  • The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS);
  • The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI);
  • The University of Texas Health Science Centers (UTHSC);
  • The providers that contract with DSHS to provide genetic services; and 

Two representatives who are: 

  • Consumers of genetic services, or representatives of consumer groups related to the provision of genetic services. 

Current members include: 

  • Kyle M. Jones, Chair - Consumer
  • Carlos Bacino, M.D.  -  Represents DSHS public and private genetic services contractors 
  • Alicia Dimmick Essary, DADS
  • Lillian Lockhart, M.D., UTHSC
  • Patricia Brewer, TDI
  • Craig Benson, Consumer

2013 MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Tower Building - Room 609. 

2013 Meeting Schedule
March 1, 2013
 June 7, 2013
 September 6, 2013
 December 6, 2013

Members will be notified of changes in dates or locations. 


MEETING MINUTES


RESOURCE ALLOCATION PLANS (PDF)

Human Resources Code, Title 9, Chapter 134 (70(R), 1987) directs the Council to develop biennially a resource allocation plan recommending how funds for genetic services should be spent during the next fiscal biennium. 

 

 

Last updated May 13, 2013