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Iowa State Statute:
opens new window Iowa: IC 507B.4
513B.9A and 513B.10
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Privacy,
Research
Health insurers may not discriminate based on genetic information or tests. Authorization is required to obtain genetic information or samples. Consent requirements are established to collect, retain, transmit or use genetic information. Exceptions under consent requirements include medical or scientific research and eduction and for use in medical repositories and registries if it does not contain personally identifiable information. Health insurers may not release genetic information without prior written authorization. Exceptions for release requirements include (1) if an individual is participating in research settings, including those governed by the federal policy for the protection of human subjects, and (2) tests conducted purely for research. A carrier or organized delivery system offering group health insurance coverage may not establish rules for eligibility or continued eligibility based on a health status-related factors, including genetic information, or impose a pre-existing condition exclusion based on genetic information in the absence of a diagnosis.

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