SB 0803 Prohibits use of genetic information and testing for insurance purposes
Sponsor:Dougherty Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number:2741S.01I Fiscal Note:2741-01
Committee:Insurance and Housing
Last Action:01/17/02 - Second Read and Referred S Insurance & Housing Journal page:S112
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

SB 803 - This act broadens the definition of "genetic information" and "genetic testing". Under this act, no insurer may deny coverage to an individual on the basis of the individual's genetic information. This act applies to applications for coverage made on or after January 1, 2001. Under this act, an employer may not obtain genetic information of an employee or prospective employee nor shall an employer require the collection of a DNA sample of an employee or prospective employee. This act also broadens the scope of relief for a person harmed by genetic testing to include civil damages.

This act is identical to SB 412 (2001).