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Illinois State Statute:
opens new window Illinois: 410 ILCS 513/1 et seq.
Employment Nondiscrimination,
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Privacy
Genetic information may only be released to the individual tested and to other authorized persons with a few exceptions. An insurer may not seek information derived from genetic testing for use in connection with a policy of accident and health insurance, and an insurer that receives this information may not use it for non-therapeutic purposes unless the favorable results of a genetic test are voluntarily submitted. An employer, employment agency, labor organization, and licensing agency must treat genetic testing and genetic information in a manner that is consistent with federal law, including but not limited to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. Prohibited actions by employers, employment agencies and labor organizations are specified. No person may disclose the identity of any person upon whom a genetic test is performed or the results of a genetic test in a manner that permits identification of the subject of the test with some exceptions.

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