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Missouri State Statute:
opens new window Missouri: MRS 375.1300 and 375.1303
Health Insurance Nondiscrimination An insurer in making any underwriting decision may not (1) require or request a person or his/her blood relative to provide genetic information or take a genetic test, (2) inquire about a genetic test or what the results of any such test were unless given approval by that person, or (3) consider without the approval of such person the fact that genetic information or a genetic test was taken or refused by a person or blood relative of the person or the results of a test. A violation is an unfair trade practice. The law does not apply to any policy, contract or certificate of life insurance, reinsurance, disability income or long-term care coverage.

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