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Prohibits utilizing newborn screening stored blood specimens or stored data without parental consent, except for population based studies in which all identifying information is removed. Blood spots may be used within the Division of Public Health for quality assurance or performance improvement activities, including pilot studies when a new disorder is being considered for addition to the panel, or may be used by Division of Public Health for any other purpose authorized by law. Jul 15, 2015 - Signed by Governor. Bill Status: Enacted

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Delaware
  • Newborn screening
  • parental consent
  • blood spots
  • Division of Public Health
  • bill status enacted

Restricts the use of a child's personally identifiable information, including DNA and other genetic material, by the operator of an internet service. Substitute bill passed by House and Senate, but substitute bill does not include language regarding DNA and genetic information. Substituted bill was signed by the Governor. Bill Status: Died

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Delaware
  • child's DNA
  • child's genetic material
  • child's personally identifiable information
  • bill status died
  • Privacy

Requires the Department of Education to promulgate rules and regulations relating to the privacy and protection of student data, including DNA or other genetic material. Senate Substitute Version passed in House and Senate -- DNA or other genetic information is replaced by biometric information. The term biometric information is not defined. Substituted bill was signed by the Governor. Bill Status: Died

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Delaware
  • Department of Education
  • Privacy
  • data protection
  • student data
  • genetic material
  • biometric information
  • genetic information

Establishes pc, owned, maintained, or licensed by businesses in the state. Businesses must implement and maintain reasonable procedures and practices to prevent the unauthorized access to or acquisition, use, modification, disclosure, or destruction of personal information collected or maintained in the regular course of business. 8/17/2017 Signed by the Governor. Effective 4/14/2018. Bill Status: Enacted

  • Delaware
  • state bill
  • bill
  • personal information protection
  • Privacy
  • DNA profile
  • bill status enacted

Prohibits discrimination based upon genetic information in the issuance or renewal of disability, long-term care, and life insurance. Carries over to 2020. Bill Status: Pending

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Delaware
  • Discrimination
  • genetic information
  • nondiscrimination
  • disability insurance
  • life insurance
  • bill status pending

Prohibits discrimination based upon genetic characteristics and information in the issuance or renewal of disability and long term care insurance. Insurers also must provide notice if a genetic test is required. Carries over to 2020. Bill Status: Pending

  • state bill
  • bill
  • Delaware
  • Discrimination
  • genetic information
  • nondiscrimination
  • disability insurance
  • life insurance
  • genetic test requirement
  • bill status pending

Informed consent is required to obtain or retain genetic information about an individual. Exemptions include anonymous research where the identity of the subject will not be released. A sample from which genetic information has been obtained must be promptly destroyed with certain exceptions, including retention for anonymous research. An individual may inspect, request correction of and obtain genetic information from the records of that individual. The law sets forth civil penalties for violations.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Delaware
  • Informed Consent
  • genetic information
  • Privacy
  • Research

Discrimination is prohibited in the issuance, denial or renewal of or in the fixing of the rates, terms or conditions for health insurance, excluding disability or long-term care insurance. The law provides for a cause of action in the nature of defamation, invasion of privacy or negligence with some exceptions.

  • state statute
  • statute
  • Delaware
  • Discrimination
  • genetic information
  • nondiscrimination
  • disability insurance
  • life insurance
  • genetic test requirement
  • health insurance

A health status-related factor is defined to include genetic information with respect to large group health plans, individual health plans and small employer health insurance. Group health insurers may not establish rules for eligibility of an individual to enroll based on a health status related factor. Individual health insurers may not establish rules for eligibility of an individual to enroll under the terms of the coverage based on a health status-related factor.

  • health insurance
  • nondiscrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Delaware
  • state statute
  • statute
  • health insurance nondiscrimination

Employers, employment agencies, labor organization or joint labor-management committee controlling apprenticeships or other training may not discriminate based on genetic information. These entities may admit or employ any individual on the basis of genetic information in those certain instances where genetic information is a bona fide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular business or enterprise. Enforcement provisions, processes for civil action by the Attorney General or charging party, judicial remedies and civil penalties are established.

  • employment nondiscrimination
  • Discrimination
  • nondiscrimination
  • genetic testing
  • statute
  • Delaware