Should genetic information be treated separately?
Virtual Mentor: Ethics Journal of the American Medical Association [electronic] 2001 January; 3(1): 2 p. Available: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/3040.html [29 February 2004]
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An act for the purpose of prohibiting the use of certain genetic information to deny or otherwise affect a health insurance policy or contract; prohibiting the request or requirement of certain genetic information as a basis for issuing or renewing health benefits coverage; prohibiting the disclosure of certain genetic information to certain persons without certain authorization of the individual from whom the genetic information was obtained; identifying certain permissible purposes for disclosure of genetic information; defining certain terms; repealing the termination date of certain provisions of law that relate to the use of genetic tests; and generally relating to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of genetic information in health insurance Maryland. Laws, statutes, etc. (1999-04-13)
Clifton, Jennifer M; VanBeuge, Susan S; Mladenka, Christine; Wosnik, Kelly K (2010-05)To explain the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), what it covers, and what it does not cover to aid primary care practitioners in advising their patients.