SELECTED LEGAL ISSUES IN GENETIC TESTING: GUIDANCE FROM HUMAN RIGHTS
Jones, Derek J.
[Ottawa, Ontario, Canada]: Health Canada, 2001. 76 p.
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Genetic Testing is Different [reviews of GENETIC TESTING FOR ALZHEIMER DISEASE: ETHICAL AND CLINICAL ISSUES, by Stephen G. Post and Peter J. Whitehouse and PROMOTING SAFE AND EFFECTIVE GENETIC TESTING IN THE UNITED STATES: PRINCIPLES AND RECOMMENDATIONS, by Task Force on Genetic Testing, NIH-DOE Working Group on Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Human Genome Research] Clayton, Ellen Wright (2001-04)
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)