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Louisiana State Statute:
opens new window Louisiana: LRS 22:1023
40:2210
and 22: 1097
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination,
Privacy,
Research
The statutes prohibit discrimination based on genetic information of an individual or family member or the request or receipt of genetic services by a hospital, health, or medical expense insurance policy, hospital or medical service contract, employee welfare benefit plan, health and accident insurance policy, preferred provide organization or any other insurance contract of this type. Other restrictions also are placed on these entities with respect to genetic information and testing. An insurer offering individual or group health insurance coverage may request a genetic test if the request is made in compliance with the Common Rule and other specified criteria are met. Exceptions under the law include anonymous research where the identity of the subjects will not be released. An insured or enrollees genetic information is the property of the individual to whom it pertains and may not be retained without authorization with some exceptions. Civil penalties for violations are set forth.

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