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This statute states that health benefit plans, including the Alabama Medicaid Agency, may not require a genetic test to determine if a person has a predisposition to cancer as a condition of insurability or use the results of such a test to determine insurability or discriminate with respect to rates or benefits. The statutes set forth penalties for insurance companies or health maintenance organizations that violate the law.

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  • statute
  • health benefit plans
  • Alabama Medicaid Agency
  • Medicaid
  • genetic test
  • Cancer
  • insurability
  • penalties
  • insurance
  • maintenance organizations

This bill requires health care insurers in the individual market to comply with genetic information nondiscrimination requirements established under 42 U.S.C. 300gg-53. Health care insurers in the group market must comply with genetic information nondiscrimination requirements established under 42 U.S.C. 300gg-1(b)(3), 42 U.S.C. 300gg-1(c) - (f), and 42 U.S.C. 300gg-91. Bill Status: Enacted and signed into law August 5, 2009.

  • bill
  • health care insurers
  • genetic information
  • nondiscrimination
  • insurance
  • group market
  • individual market
  • Alabama
  • bill status enacted
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

This bill excludes DNA samples collected in the course of the person's business of determining genetic genealogy from the state genetic privacy law. Bill Status: Died

  • bill
  • DNA samples
  • genetic genealogy
  • genetic privacy law
  • Privacy
  • Alaska
  • bill status died

This bill excludes DNA samples collected in the course of the person's business of determining genetic genealogy from the state genetic privacy law. Bill Status: Died

  • bill
  • DNA samples
  • genetic genealogy
  • genetic privacy law
  • Privacy
  • Alaska
  • bill status died

This statute provides protections for the privacy of DNA samples and the results of DNA analysis. DNA samples and the results of DNA analysis are the exclusive property of the person sampled or analyzed. Samples collected and analyses conducted for the DNA registry, law enforcement purposes, paternity testing, newborn screening, and emergency medical treatment are exempt. The statute sets forth civil and criminal penalties for violations of the law.

  • statute
  • Privacy
  • DNA samples
  • exclusive property
  • DNA registry
  • DNA analysis
  • Law Enforcement
  • paternity testing
  • Newborn screening
  • emergency medical treatment

This statute states that health care insurers offering individual or group plans must comply with the genetic information nondiscrimination requirements established under 42 USC 300gg-53, or 42 U.S.C. 300gg-1(b)(3), 42 U.S.C. 300gg-1(c) - (f), and 42 U.S.C. 300gg-91, respectively.

  • statute
  • health care insurers
  • insurance
  • genetic information
  • individual plan
  • group plan
  • nondiscrimination
  • Alaska
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

This statute states that health care insurers in the group market may not establish rules for eligibility or continued eligibility based on genetic information or impose preexisting condition exclusions based on genetic information in the absence of a diagnosis.

  • statute
  • health care insurers
  • group market
  • genetic information
  • eligibility
  • Diagnosis
  • Alaska
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

This bill requires hospital or medical service corporations, health care service organizations, and individual, group and blanket disability insurers who provide health care coverage to pregnant women to cover the cost of genetic testing for thrombophilia if it is ordered by a physician. Bill Status: Died

  • bill
  • hospital
  • medical service corporations
  • disability insurers
  • insurance
  • health care coverage
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnant Women
  • genetic testing
  • thrombophilia

This bill amends existing law that prohibits health benefit plans from terminating coverage based on a health status-related factor, including genetic information, by adding a group disability policy or a certificate of insurance for a group disability policy that is not issued in the state of Arizona to the definition of "health benefit plan." Bill Status: Enacted and signed on April 28, 2008.

  • bill
  • amendment
  • health benefit plans
  • coverage
  • termination
  • genetic information
  • insurance
  • group disability policy
  • disability
  • Arizona

This bill prohibits health care service organizations from imposing pre-existing condition limitations or exclusions. Genetic conditions in the absence of a diagnosis related to the condition are not considered pre-existing conditions and may not result in a pre-existing condition limitation or exclusion. Bill Status: Died

  • bill
  • health care service
  • condition limitations
  • condition exclusions
  • genetic conditions
  • Diagnosis
  • Arizona
  • bill status died
  • health insurance nondiscrimination