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Prohibits insurers, health care centers or fraternal benefit societies from purchasing information from direct-to-consumer genetic testing; requesting or requiring that a person disclose this information; or using such information in connection with the issuance, extension, renewal or withholding of an annuity, life insurance or health insurance. Insurers may not make provision of any insurance coverage, benefit, rate or term based on a requirement to undergo genetic testing or the results of a genetic test of an individual's family unless the results are in the individual's medical record. Died. Bill Status: Died

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Connecticut
  • direct-to-consumer genetic testing
  • genetic testing
  • health insurance
  • life insurance
  • bill status died
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

The Health Commissioner must review and approve research proposals to be conducted using personally identifiable information in the newborn screening system or requiring contact with affected individuals.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Connecticut
  • health commissioner
  • Newborn screening

The statute provides coverage of specified services for women who meet the age requirements set forth in the statute. If a woman is believed to be at increased risk for breast cancer due to 1) family history or prior personal history of breast cancer or 2) positive genetic testing or other indications as determined by a woman's physician advanced practice registered nurse, individual and group health insurers must provide a mammogram, which may be provided by breast tomosynthesis at the option of the woman covered under the policy, and comprehensive ultrasound screening of an entire breast or breasts. Ultrasound screening is provided only if a mammogram demonstrates heterogeneous or dense breast tissue based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System established by the American College of Radiology.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Connecticut
  • breast cancer
  • genetic testing
  • positive genetic testing
  • Genetic Risk
  • mammogram
  • breast tomosynthesis
  • ultrasound screening

Any hospital and medical expense incurred policy, hospital or medical service plan contract and health care center subscriber contract providing individual or group health insurance coverage may not refuse to insure, continue to insure, limit coverage, or charge an individual a different rate because of genetic information. In this type of coverage and all health insurance plans pre-existing condition exclusions may not be based on genetic information in the absence of a diagnosis.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Connecticut
  • genetic information
  • nondiscrimination
  • Discrimination
  • pre-existing condition exclusions
  • pre-existing condition
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

An insurance company, hospital service corporation, health care center or fraternal benefit society providing individual or group health insurance coverage may not refuse to insure, continue to insure, limit coverage, or charge an individual a different rate because of genetic information. In this type of coverage and all health insurance plans pre-existing condition exclusions may not be based on genetic information in the absence of a diagnosis.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Connecticut
  • pre-existing condition exclusions
  • pre-existing condition
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

An insurance institution, agent or insurance support organization that collects, uses or discloses medical record information must have written policies, standards and procedures for the management, transfer and security of medical record information, including additional protection against unauthorized disclosure of sensitive health information such as information regarding genetic testing and the fact that an individual has undergone a genetic test.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Connecticut
  • unauthorized disclosure
  • genetic testing
  • Privacy

It is a discriminatory practice for an employer, an employment agency, or for any labor organization to request or require genetic information from an employee, a person seeking employment or a member. These entities may not discharge, expel or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of genetic information.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Connecticut
  • Discrimination
  • nondiscrimination
  • genetic information
  • genetic discrimination
  • employment nondiscrimination

Employers, employment agencies and labor organizations may not discriminate based on genetic information with some exceptions such as to investigate a workers' compensation claim. A health benefit plan or health insurer may not establish rules for the eligibility or adjust premium or contribution amounts for an individual on the basis of genetic information concerning the individual or his/her family member, including information about a request for or receipt of genetic services by an individual or the individual's family member. Health insurers also may not require or request a genetic test.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington D.C.
  • D.C.
  • Discrimination
  • nondiscrimination
  • genetic information
  • genetic discrimination
  • Genetic Services

Prohibits group health insurers from establishing rules for eligibility of an individual to enroll based on a health status related factor of individuals, including genetic information. Prohibits individual health insurers from establishing rules for eligibility of an individual to enroll under the terms of the coverage based on health status-related factors, including genetic information. Signed by the Governor on July 15, 2013. Bill Status: Enacted

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Delaware
  • genetic information
  • rules for eligibility
  • health insurance
  • bill status enacted
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

This bill addresses informed consent for disclosing genetic information by adding those individuals authorized to access EMR and DHIN. Signed by the Governor on 7/27/2015. Bill Status: Enacted

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Delaware
  • genetic information
  • Informed Consent
  • Consent
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • EMR
  • genetic test
  • Delaware Health Information Network