Statement from the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG): The Board of Directors of the American Society of Human Genetics has endorsed Senate Bill 318, the Genetic Nondiscrimination and Health Insurance and Employment Act
American Society of Human Genetics [ASHG]
Bethesda, MD: American Society of Human Genetics, 2001 December 18: 1 p. [Online]. Accessed: http://genetics.faseb.org/genetics/ashg/pubs/policy/pol-47.htm [2006 July 26]
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A Bill to Establish Limitations with Respect to the Disclosure and Use of Genetic Information in Connection with Group Health Plans and Health Insurance Coverage, to Provide for Consistent Standards Applicable in Connection with Hospital Care and Medical Services Provided under Title 38 of the United States Code, to Prohibit Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Genetic Information and Genetic Testing, and for Other Purposes [Genetic Privacy and Nondiscrimination Act of 1997] [H. R. 2198] United States. Congress. House (1997-07-17)
A Bill to Amend the Public Health Service Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to Prohibit Health Issuers and Group Health Plans from Discriminating Against Individuals on the Basis of Genetic Information [Genetic Information Health Insurance Nondiscrimination Act of 1997] United States. Congress. House (1997-07-07)
An act to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to prohibit employment discrimination based on genetic information; to prohibit an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from requesting or requiring a genetic test of, or administering a genetic test to, an employee or applicant for employment or membership; to prohibit an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from seeking to obtain, obtaining, or using genetic information of an employee or applicant for employment; to provide an exemption that allows the use of genetic testing or information with the written and informed consent of the employee or applicant for employment to determine the existence of a bona fide occupational qualification, investigate a workers' compensation or disability compensation claim, or determine an employee's susceptibility or exposure to potentially toxic substances in the workplace; to prohibit health benefit plans and health insurers from using genetic information as a condition of eligibility or in setting District of Columbia. Laws, statutes, etc. (2005-01-03)