HB1200 Prohibits the use of genetic information or test results for insurance purposes.
Sponsor: Dougherty, Patrick (67) Effective Date:00/00/0000
CoSponsor: Harlan, Tim (23) LR Number: 2340L.01I
Last Action: COMMITTEE: CRITICAL ISSUES
02/28/2000 - Public Hearing Held (H)
HB1200
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HB 1200 -- Health Insurance

Co-Sponsors:  Dougherty, Harlan

This bill prohibits insurance companies from discriminating
against individuals or their family members based on genetic
information or based on their request for genetic services.  In
addition, the bill prohibits employers from requiring DNA
samples or obtaining any genetic information or genetic test
results from employees or prospective employees.  Finally, the
bill makes employers and genetic testing laboratories civilly
liable for damages caused by violating the provisions of this
bill.


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