U.K., Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing
, Code of Practice and Guidance on Human Genetic Testing Services Supplied Direct to the Public (London: Department of Health, 1997), online: Department of Health <http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_4005565>.
The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing
(SACGT) (2002) published recommendations for national oversight of genetic tests requesting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) head this effort.
The draft guidelines by the Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing
(ACGT) have been submitted to health authorities across the country for consultation ahead of final standards being issued later this year.
The HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing
recently issued a report making a number of recommendations that have yet to be acted on.
During the summer of 1998, Secretary Shalala implemented one recommendation of the Task Force (Table 3) by creating the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing. As of January 1999, the members of this committee, which is being administered from the Office of the Director, NIH, had not been appointed.
The Task Force dealt with the second problem by recommending that tests defined by the proposed advisory committee on genetic testing (Table 3) as requiring "stringent scrutiny" be given priority for review.