Find links to the Down Syndrome/Genetic Conditions Information Acts passed in each state and the corresponding department of health resources. Almost all states recommend our resources as part of their state fact sheets. 

State Laws and Fact Sheets

Below are links to the states where Down Syndrome Information Act laws have been passed and the corresponding state information required by the law:

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY DC

Delaware
DE State Law
DE State Fact Sheet (PDF): According to the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians, “The Division of Public Health, in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, is providing access to up to date information in two booklets available to health professionals online … The pamphlets are available free of charge by request from the website: www.lettercase.org.”

Florida
FL State Law
FL State Fact Sheet

Illinois
IL State Law
IL State Fact Sheet

Indiana
IN State Law (PDF)
IN State Fact Sheet (PDF)

Kentucky
KY State Law (DOC)
KY State Fact Sheet

Louisiana
LA State Law
LA State Fact Sheet

Maine
ME State Law
ME State Fact Sheet

Maryland
MD State Law (PDF)
MD State Fact Sheet for Providers (PDF)
MD State Fact Sheet for Patients (PDF)

Massachusetts
MA State Law
MA State Fact Sheet

Minnesota
MN State Law
MN State Fact Sheet

Missouri
MO State Law: Mo.Rev.Stat. Sec. 191.923, 2007
MO State Fact Sheet (PDF)

Nebraska
NE State Law
NE State Fact Sheet (PDF)

New Jersey
NJ State Law
State Fact Sheet: Not Yet Available

Ohio
OH State Law
OH State Fact Sheet

Pennsylvania
PA State Law
PA State Fact Sheet (PDF)

Tennessee
TN State Law (PDF)
TN State Fact Sheet

Texas
TX State Law
TX State Fact Sheet

Utah
Utah State Law
Utah State Fact Sheet

Virginia
VA State Law
State Fact Sheet: Not Found

Washington
WA State Law (PDF)
WA State Fact Sheet

Fact Sheets from the Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities:

Prenatal Laws: Down Syndrome Information Acts

On October 8, 2008, the “Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act”2 was signed into law “to increase the provision of scientifically sound information and support services to patients receiving a positive diagnosis for Down syndrome or other prenatally and postnatally diagnosed conditions.” Unfortunately, the federal law was never funded; therefore, several states have proposed and/or passed similar legislation. The Center for Dignity in Healthcare for People with Disabilities (CDHPD) designed this fact sheet as a resource for people to quickly find the Down syndrome information dissemination requirements in their state’s statutes and, where statutes do not exist, their state’s legislative history.

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