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Amends the provision requiring health insurance coverage for mammography for an individual with a genetic predisposition. The amended version of the statute refers to guidelines of professional associations to determine coverage requirements. May 16, 2019 Signed by the Governor. Bill Status: Enacted

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Colorado
  • genetic predisposition
  • mammography
  • health insurance
  • coverage requirements
  • bill status enacted
  • health insurance coverage

Establishes the parent's bill of rights. Requirements set forth in the bill include parental written consent before any record of a minor child's blood or DNA is made, shared or stored unless required by law or court order. 02/13/2020 House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely. Bill Status: Pending

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Colorado
  • parent's bill of rights
  • parental consent
  • written consent
  • minor child
  • minor child's DNA
  • bill status pending
  • Privacy

Health-status related factor is defined to include genetic information in Title 10 Article 16, which pertains to health care coverage.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Colorado
  • health-status related factor
  • genetic information
  • health care coverage
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

The law requires breast cancer screening with mammography annually for persons with a predisposition to breast cancer. Bill Status:

  • statute
  • state statute
  • Colorado
  • breast cancer
  • breast cancer screening
  • Genetic Risk
  • cancer predisposition
  • genetic predisposition
  • mammography
  • mammogram

Genetic information the property of the individual, and written consent is required for its disclosure other than for diagnosis, treatment or therapy. Health care entities may not retain or use genetic information for non-therapeutic purposes or request or require a genetic test; however, test results may be used on a limited basis to make payment decisions. Exceptions under the law include the use of genetic information for scientific research if the identity of the individual to whom the genetic information pertains is not disclosed to a third party other than the individual's physician with written consent. The law provides remedies for individuals whose rights are violated.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Colorado
  • genetic information
  • written consent
  • Consent
  • genetic test
  • health insurance nondiscrimination
  • Privacy

Genetic information is the property of the individual to whom it pertains. Release of genetic information that identifies the person tested for purposes other than diagnosis, treatment and therapy requires specific written consent. Exemptions under the law include some uses by research facilities. Researchers may use genetic testing information for scientific research as long as the identity of any individual to whom the information pertains is not disclosed to any third party except that the individuals identity may be disclosed to the individuals physician with written consent. Group disability or long-term care insurers that receive genetic information may not seek, use or keep the information for any non-therapeutic or underwriting purpose. Life insurers and individual disability insurers may not perform a genetic test without informed consent. Penalties are set forth for unfair trade practices with respect to group disability and long-term care insurance.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Colorado
  • genetic information
  • Privacy
  • written consent
  • Consent
  • genetic testing information
  • informed consent
  • disability

Prohibits direct primary health care providers from discriminating in the selection of patients on the basis of genetic information and other protected classes.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Colorado
  • genetic information
  • health care discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • nondiscrimination

This bill amends the state genetic nondiscrimination law for employment by creating an exemption for state or local law enforcement, the department of public safety and the division of scientific services that allows those entities to request or require employees to provide genetic information for the purpose of detecting contamination of samples examined by the division of scientific services. Measure failed. Bill Status: Died

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Connecticut
  • genetic nondiscrimination
  • genetic nondiscrimination law
  • nondiscrimination
  • bill status died
  • employment nondiscrimination

Adds tomosynthesis to health insurance coverage requirements if a woman is believed to be at increased risk for breast cancer due to family history or prior personal history of breast cancer, positive genetic testing or other indications as determined by a woman's physician or advanced practice registered nurse. Bill Status: Died

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Connecticut
  • tomosynthesis
  • breast cancer
  • genetic predisposition
  • positive genetic testing
  • genetic testing
  • bill status died
  • health insurance coverage

Adds tomosynthesis to health insurance coverage requirements if a woman is believed to be at increased risk for breast cancer due to family history or prior personal history of breast cancer, positive genetic testing or other indications as determined by a woman's physician or advanced practice registered nurse. June 2, 2016 Approved. Effective January 1, 2017. Bill Status: Enacted

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Connecticut
  • mammogram
  • breast cancer
  • genetic predisposition
  • positive genetic testing
  • genetic testing
  • mandatory coverage
  • tomosynthesis