Using Human Genetic Information
LANCET 2(8653): 58-59, 1 July 1989
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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)
GENETIC DISORDERS SOURCEBOOK: BASIC CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION ABOUT HEREDITARY DISORDERS, INCLUDING DISORDERS RESULTING FROM ABNORMALITIES IN SPECIFIC GENES, SUCH AS HEMOPHILIA, SICKLE CELL DISEASE, AND CYSTIC FIBROSIS, CHROMOSOMAL DISORDERS, SUCH AS DOWN SYNDROME, FRAGILE X SYNDROME, AND KLINEFELTER SYNDROME, AND COMPLEX DISORDERS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL AND GENETIC COMPONENTS, SUCH AS ALZHEIMER DISEASE, CANCER, HEART DISEASE, AND OBESITY, ALONG WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE HUMAN GENOME PROJECT, GENETIC TESTING AND PRIVACY CONCERNS, THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF CHILDREN WITH GENETIC DISORDERS, CURRENT RESEARCH INITIATIVES, A GLOSSARY OF TERMS, AND A DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES FOR FURTHER HELP AND INFORMATION Judd, Sandra J., ed. (2010)