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.
Maryland: General Assembly, 1999. 4 p. [Online]. Accessed: http://mlis.state.md.us/PDF-Documents/1999rs/bills/sb/sb0774t.PDF [9 March 2007]
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An act establishing standards for the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic information in issuing insurance; prohibiting insurers from requiring genetic testing except as otherwise required by law; prohibiting discrimination on the basis of genetic traits by insurers, health service corporations, health maintenance organizations, fraternal benefit societies, and other issuers of individual or group policies or certificates of insurance; prohibiting the solicitation of genetic information for nontherapeutic purposes; and amending sections 2-18-812 and 33-31-111, MCA Montana. Laws, statutes, etc. (1999-04-19)