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
Current Council Members
Meeting Schedule
Previous Meetings
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).  


Current Council Members

  • Craig Benson - Consumer Representative
  • Cherry Sears - Consumer Representative
  • Debra Freedenberg, M.D., Ph.D - Texas Department of State Health Services Representative
  • Carlos Bacino, M.D. - Texas Department of State Health Services Public and Private Genetic Services Contractors Representative
  • Alicia Dimmick Essary - Department of Aging and Disability Representative
  • Lillian Lockhart, M.D. - University of Texas Health Science Center Representative
  • Patricia Brewer - Texas Department of Insurance Representative

2014 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
2014 Meeting Schedule
March 7, 2014 Agenda Minutes
July 14, 2014* Agenda Minutes
September 5, 2014 Agenda Minutes
December 5, 2014 Agenda Minutes

 *Meeting originally scheduled on June 6 but was rescheduled to July 14. 


Previous Meetings

Meeting Date Meeting Agenda Meeting Minutes
Previous Meetings
March 1, 2013 Agenda Minutes
June 7, 2013 Agenda Minutes
September 6, 2013 Agenda Minutes
December 6, 2013** Agenda Minutes

**Meeting cancelled due to inclement weather.


Resource Allocation Plans

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. 

For more information

Please contact Monica Molina, Council Support or call 512-776-3386.

 

Last updated September 24, 2014