S. 1600: Genetic Fairness Act of 1996

Introduced on March 7th, 1996 by

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Genetic Fairness Act of 1996
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A bill to establish limitations on health plans with respect to genetic information, and for other purposes.

3/7/1996--Introduced.Genetic Fairness Act of 1996 - Prohibits an insurer offering a health plan from: (1) discriminating against an individual or family member on the basis of genetic information or on the basis of an individual's or family member's request for or receipt of genetic services; or (2) requiring a genetic test or questions relating to genetic information. Requires insurers to disclose enrollee rights. Provides for enforcement by State insurance commissioners, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and private actions.

On March 7, 1996