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Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)

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In some cases, a new federal law call the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) makes it illegal for health insurers and employers to discriminate against you based on your genetic information.  But you should know that there are limitations to this law; for example, it does not apply to businesses that employ fewer than 15 people or life insurance, disability insurance or long‑term care insurance.  An abnormal genetic test could result in denial or much higher rates for life insurance, disability insurance, or long term care insurance if your genetic test results were to become known.

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Keywords:genetic testing, genetics   Doc ID:19572
Owner:Monica E.Group:Health Sciences IRBs
Created:2011-08-04 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-02-06 09:20 CDT
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