Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Title II of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act Takes Effect
On November 21, 2009 Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) took effect. GINA prohibits discrimination by health insurers and employers based on individuals' genetic information. Genetic information includes the results of genetic tests to determine whether someone is at increased risk of acquiring a condition (such as some forms of breast cancer) in the future, as well as a person's family medical history. For more information about Title I provisions of the law relating to health coverage read The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008: Information for Researchers and Health Care Professionals.
Posted by Roger Owen Green at 8:25 AM
Labels: discrimination, genetics, health conditions, laws
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